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ParochialYokal

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ParochialYokal

I know that it is an offence to affix a ‘tart card’ to a phone box (but I am not sure of the legislation for that?) but I am seeing a lot of instances of people merely throwing these cards to the ground as litter in high footfall areas. You literally cannot escape them.

 

Does anyone know if there are offences for littering these cards (other than, of course, littering)?

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S46 Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001

I can’t think of any specific  legislation for anything other than near telephones.

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I wasn't sure what you were talking about there at first, I wondered if it might be a bit like a Nandos card. Six stamps and the seventh one's free...

You could consider applying for an injunction or CBO to exclude offenders from red light districts, prevent them from possessing these cards in public, depositing, distributing or posting them etc - breaches would be more substantial than continually prosecuting for littering. It could also be worth investigating whether this person is controlling prostitution for gain (S53 SOA).

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S46 Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001
I can’t think of any specific  legislation for anything other than near telephones.


Thanks for clarifying the legislation.

It has become a huge problem where I live.

It has got so bad that they have even put stickers all over the pavement outside a ‘sauna’ to advertise to their clientele. That’s how saturated the market is.

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Thanks for clarifying the legislation.

It has become a huge problem where I live.

It has got so bad that they have even put stickers all over the pavement outside a ‘sauna’ to advertise to their clientele. That’s how saturated the market is.

I've always found this a strange one as in my city we don't see this problem atleast no where the same level as places in London.

I remember whilst in training years ago being surprised to see these solicitation leaflets stuck into a phone box yet back where I'm from t'up north you don't really see it... We do have some well known saunas/parlours operating with somewhat impunity.

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I've always found this a strange one as in my city we don't see this problem atleast no where the same level as places in London.

 

I remember whilst in training years ago being surprised to see these solicitation leaflets stuck into a phone box yet back where I'm from t'up north you don't really see it... We do have some well known saunas/parlours operating with somewhat impunity.

 

There are saunas that operate with impunity but these carders are having the cheek to dump loads cards outside the front door of such establishments!

 

I imagine that if criminals are dropping these cards then either local enforcement of curb crawling is proving to be highly effective and pushing girls off of the streets or the market is saturated.

 

I was blissfully unaware that there were prostitutes walking the streets locally until I saw it on a documentary about the MET. Apparently, local hotels are nothing more than knocking shops where, at the very best, the owners rent the rooms out by the hour or, at the very worst, they are controlling the girls.

 

If there are no specific offences then local police probably don’t see the matter as being any more serious than littering it would seem.

 

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Does anyone think that it would be criminal damage to use a black marker to draw over the phone numbers on such stickers?

Presumably, if any criminal damage had been done by affixing the sticker the act of blacking out the numbers would be neither here nor there?

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