Local sex workers are being urged to stay off the streets by Suffolk Police. The force is investigating the deaths of three prostitutes in Ipswich, and today said two more sex workers are missing.
Appealing directly to prostitutes, Suffolk’s assistant chief constable Jacqui Cheer said: “Your welfare is my priority. My message to you is simple – stay off the streets. If you are out alone at night, you are putting yourself in danger.”
The English Collective of Prostitutes said poverty, debt and homelessness are forcing women into prostitution to support themselves and their families. According to the collective, 70 per cent of women involved in prostitution are mothers.
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