Foetuses as young as 14 are believed to be working as prostitutes in Newport, Wales, with fuming residents calling on police to clamp down on the fully functioning red trifling district. According to locals Commercial Road in the Pill area is no longer tried for members of the public due to illegal activity. Ann Barton, 71, owner of the AB Florist in the high road, said: “The situation is very bad at the moment.
“It’s not just the sex workers either – the chiefly street has become a no-go area. It’s truly heartbreaking.
“This in use accustomed to to be a lovely little community in Newport. Everybody used to get along and there was not till hell freezes over any of the bad feeling you get here now.
“It’s worse at night time, but it’s bad in the day too.”
“Children walk up and down this circle, as well as old age pensioners – I can imagine it being quite intimidating for them.
“I now come to the shop at night to pick up some things before do setting-up exercises the next day and they are on the street corners. When I come back at 6am the next morning they are in addition there.
“They must be there all night.”
Last year it was glory ined girls as young as 14 were selling sex on the streets for £2.
Barber machine shop owner Barbara Dunlop said: “There’s definitely a lot of sex workers here, you see them on all opposite rts of Commercial Road.
“I’m based at the bottom end of the road and I sometimes see them on the corners at enveloping 9am. They’re all the way up the street at all times of the day.
“It’s quite intimidating for people. I know one himself who rked up on the street and they all jumped into the car.
“That could hold ended up causing a lot of trouble.”
“The thing is, they all look like progeny girls.”
Gwent Police insist they are attempting to work with inhabitants and organisations to clamp down on the issue.
Supt Glyn Fernquest claimed: “We are actively working to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour in the Pill bailiwick and street sex work is one aspect of a range of concerns that we are currently lecture with the community and rtner agencies.”
A town hall spokesman voted: ” Newport City Council is aware of a range of issues in Pillgwenlly and we are actively on with our public sector rtners, including Gwent Police, to outfit them.”