Twenty-seven men have today (22/6) been sentenced for kerb-crawling in an area of Slough.
The men pleaded guilty at Maidenhead Magistrates’ Court during hearings throughout the day, as a result of Thames Valley Police’s latest crackdown on street prostitution in Chalvey.
- Edward Dale, aged 28, of North Green, Maidenhead, was fined £700.
- Sharaz Khan, aged 22, of Wyld Way, Wembley, Middlesex, was fined £300.
- Mohammed Kanon, aged 23, of Dedworth Road, Windsor, was fined £600.
- Kazimierz Zapala, aged 46, of Glentworth Place, Slough, was fined £500.
- Iqbal Javeed, aged 49, of The Crescent, Slough, was fined £700.
- Mansoor Ahmed Malik, aged 35, of Stoke Poges Lane, Slough, was fined £600.
- Shafiq Ahmed, aged 48, of Whurley Way, Maidenhead, was fined £400.
- Mahmoud Attiya, aged 29, of Harrison Close, Northwood, Middlesex, was fined £400.
- Robert England, aged 34, of Langtree Avenue, Slough, was fined £600.
- Satwant Singh, aged 34, of Wexham Road, Slough, was fined £700.
- Sohail Zia, aged 26, of Wexham Road, Slough, was fined £400.
- Nilesh Patel, aged 43, of Shaggy Calf Lane, Slough, was fined £400.
- Michael Stone, aged 36, of Granville Avenue, Slough, was fined £400.
- Asad Mustafa, aged 38, of Chapel Lane, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, was fined £600.
- Marcin Glibowski, aged 28, of The Crescent, Slough, was fined £700.
- Muhammad Baig, aged 38, of Knolton Way, Slough, pleaded guilty. However, his case has been adjourned to Friday 24 June at Slough Magistrates’ Court.
- Florian Bujor, aged 26, of Seymour Road, Slough, was fined £400.
- Faisal Diha, aged 34, of Meadowbrook Close, Slough, was given a conditional discharge and ordered to pay £85 costs. His sentence also took into consideration his guilty plea for driving without a UK driving licence.
- Mohammed Din, aged 34, of Northern Road, Slough, was fined £500.
- Matin Gafari, aged 24, of Guildford Road West, Farnborough, was fined £600.
- Khazir Hussain, aged 27, of Uxbridge Road, Slough, was fined £600.
- Abdiaziz Jama, aged 25, of Spackmans Way, Slough, was fined £300.
- Firoz Kamaly, aged 41, of Moray Drive, Slough, was fined £500.
- Adeel Khan, aged 28, of Canterbury Avenue, Slough, was fined £600.
- Mohammed Khan, aged 42, of Canterbury Avenue, Slough, was fined £400.
- Sajad Mohidin, aged 28, of Molyns Mews, Slough, was fined £400.
- Ryszard Niemiec, aged 36, of Flamborough Spur, Slough, was fined £600.
- Babar Tariq, aged 24, of Brammas Close, Slough.
- Yankuba Touray, aged 40, of Barking Road, London
- Muhammad Shabbir, aged 30, of Trelawney Avenue, Slough
Tariq is due to stand trial on 1 September at Bracknell Magistrates’ Court, and Touray is due to stand trial at the same court on 24 August. The case concerning Shabbir has been adjourned until 6 July at Slough Magistrates’ Court.
Two further men failed to attend court today and a warrant has now been issued for their arrests. They are Mohammad Shoaib, aged 27, of Sturbridge Close, Lower Earley, Reading, and Darren Green, aged 42, of Halifax Road, Maidenhead.
All thirty-two were arrested between 21 and 25 February 2011 and charged on the advice of the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), with soliciting a person in a street or public place for the purpose of obtaining sexual services from them as a prostitute (contrary to section 51A of the Sexual Offences Act 2003).
Two other men, arrested as part of the operation, were deported for immigration reasons.
Det Sgt Will Halliday, officer who led the investigation, said: “Today’s convictions are a combination of hard work and professionalism from Slough police officers, and other supporting departments, working closely with the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS).
“It shows that police in Slough are listening to community concerns and will take positive action to reduce crime and disorder, in this case soliciting. We will continue to carry out both visible and undercover operations to tackle the issue of kerb-crawling and prostitution, whilst working with the community and partner agencies.
“Let it be clear to those who seek to solicit females for the purpose of prostitution in Chalvey – you will end up with a criminal conviction and named in the media. You are a part of this unacceptable and anti-social conduct which has a detrimental impact on a local community.”
CPS case lawyer, Chris Derrick, said: “The fines imposed today reflect the negative impact this type of offending has upon the residents of Chalvey and acts as a deterrent for those seeking to engage in kerb-crawling.
“The CPS and police will continue to work closely together to prevent this type of insidious crime occurring in local communities, such as the Ledgers Road area. People have a right to live, work and go about their daily business, without this type of intrusion.”
These messages were this evening reinforced by the local police commander for Slough, Supt Richard Humphrey, who said: “Operation Chevron, which saw the arrest of these men, is part of our ongoing strategy to remove or significantly reduce street prostitution in Slough over the next two years.
“For some time now, community groups and local residents in Slough have argued that the anti-social behaviour associated with street prostitution is ruining their quality of life and blighting their local communities. Today’s results show that Thames Valley Police and our partners within Slough Borough Council and CPS are committed to tackling those crimes and incidents of most concern to local communities.
“We will continue to work with residents and our partners to improve quality of life and feelings of safety and security. Crime in Slough continues to fall – so far this year violent crime is down 27 per cent and serious acquisitive crime is down 20 per cent.
“I would like to thank the residents of Chalvey for their on-going support and would ask them to continue to report any suspicious activity.
“Offenders need to know that if they choose to commit crime in Slough we will pursue them relentlessly.”