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Last Updated: Thursday, 29 March 2007, 11:08 GMT 12:08 UK
Vice crackdown sees 22 arrested
Twenty-two people have been arrested in an operation to crackdown on prostitution in Reading.

Police targeted kerb crawlers and prostitutes in the Western Elms Avenue and Oxford Road areas of the town on Tuesday and Wednesday night.

Over the two nights 22 people were arrested. Seven prostitutes were cautioned and 15 men were issued with warnings for kerb crawling.

Four vehicles were also seized by police during the operation.

Supt Steve Kirk, of Thames Valley Police, said: "I am really pleased with the successes of the first week of Operation Forthright, but I would like to stress that this is a long term effort.

"I am determined to play our part in restoring the good reputation of Oxford Road, and in particular Western Elms Avenue, by eliminating street sex offences."


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