Olympic sex trade fear

by Andy McCorkell Prostitites and pimps will flood the borough to cash in on the crowds attending the Olympics, a report has revealed. Brent has been identified as having the second largest number of adverts for brothels in London in a re

by Andy McCorkell

Prostitites and pimps will flood the borough to cash in on the crowds attending the Olympics, a report has revealed.

Brent has been identified as having the second largest number of adverts for brothels in London in a recent 'Big Brothel' report by campaigning group, The Poppy Project.

The borough is attractive to sexual services because of Wembley National stadium and its major events, good transport links and a relatively transient population, the report said.


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The problem of pimps and madams are among the issues being scrutinised by a new task force set up to tackle prostitution in north west London.

Cllr Ann John, OBE, the task group chairwoman, said: "There are two main ways of tackling prostitution - reduce the supply and reduce the demand.

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"Reducing supply relies on tackling trafficking, preventing women entering prostitution through other means and supporting women to exit prostitution."

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andrew.mccorkell@archant.co.uk

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