Prostitution ban for Hull street

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Published: Friday 5th December 2014 by The News Editor

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A councillor has described as “ground-breaking” a court decision to ban prostitution from an area of Hessle Road in Hull.

Hull City Council was granted an injunction by the county council which prohibits any person from loitering or soliciting for prostitution, or approaching anyone for the purposes of prostitution.

The initial court application came about after the local authority and Humberside Police gathered statements from residents concerned about the goings-on on the street.

Court documents show that the exclusion zone – which is in force for a two-year period – covers Hessle Road from Coltman Street to Hawthorne Avenue, along Woodcock Street, Gordon Street and Cholmley Street.

Council employees, police officers or police community support officers can serve a copy of the injunction on anyone they believe is breaching any terms of the order. If the injunction is then breached, individuals can be put in prison or fined for contempt of court.

Daren Hale, a councillor for the ward, claimed that the move has national significance. He added that local people were the driving force behind the injunction.

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Published: Friday 5th December 2014 by The News Editor

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