Crackdown on kerb-crawlers sees 36 men arrested


Three dozen suspected kerb-crawlers have been arrested as part of a crackdown on street prostitution.

The 36 men were arrested in the Chalvey area between Monday and Thursday last week in a police operation involving specialist officers.

Aged between 22-52, the men were arrested on suspicion of soliciting a person in a street or public place for the purpose of obtaining sexual services from them as a prostitute.

All 36 will report back to Slough police station, 33 bailed until the beginning of April and the rest bailed until May.

A total of 25 are from Slough, three from Maidenhead, one each from Windsor, Reading, Hampshire and High Wycombe, one of no fixed abode and three from the London area.

Supt Richard Humphrey, local police commander for Slough, said: "Men who choose to visit the area of Chalvey with a view to seek out prostitution need to know that they will be caught by police. My message is clear - their actions are not acceptable."