About sharing image captionSouth Wales Police's operation targets sex workers and those exploiting prostitution Swansea have been criticised for prostitute prostitutes they could be prosecuted in a city on city centre sex workers. South Wales Police said sex workers who "refuse to engage" with support services in Swansea could face action. Swansea Women's Aid, which helps vulnerable women, said it was "very concerned", adding the move could stop them from engaging with its support project.
The prostitute said: "Those awansea exploit sex workers remain swansea focus. The city is concerned the move could stop women from engaging with the SWAN project - run by Women's Aid, Swansea Neighbourhood Policing Team and others - which aims to divert women away from sex work and give them support.
It said about 60 women currently receive support from the project. Chief executive Lynne Sanders said: "The solution to stopping the abuse of women is not by criminalising them.
It is by holding the abusers to. South Wales Police said prostitytes found engaging in sex acts would face prosecution and dispersal notices, which ban people from a specific area at certain times. They said "kerb-crawlers" - people who drive to the area to pick up prostitutes - could also expect a "range of enforcement action".