About sharing media captionA study by the university of East Anglia praises the organisations which have helped anglia out of prostitution. A crackdown on prostitution in a Suffolk town where five sex workers were murdered has had a "dramatic and escort impact", a report has said. Researchers said it was a model that could be east elsewhere. Steve Wright, of Ipswich, was jailed for the murders in The independent report found the crackdown had been successful in tackling prostitution in the town.
Figures contained in the report showed kerb crawlers were arrested in and 14 in But there were no arrests for the offence in and The sscorts east there was "much to commend this strategy to other regions of the UK". It was an "innovative" and "cost-effective" strategy in a "very challenging area of policy-making", escorts said.
But the report said some aspects of the help offered to the women needed to be improved, including access to health services. It has supported women and three men to overcome drug addiction, sexual exploitation and prostitution.
It currently provides advice and support to 34 people on a regular basis, as well as 14 children. Det Supt Alan Caton, of Suffolk police, said: "Together, we have eliminated on-street prostitution from Ipswich without displacing it elsewhere, anlia helping some of the most vulnerable people in our society get their lives back on track.