She added: "Gisela Stuart has spoken to me a number of times about the importance of dealing with kerb-crawlers
who make life a misery for people in Edgbaston.
If given the go-ahead, the scheme would be the first of its kind in the country to aggressively target kerb-crawlers
are often warned several times before they are prosecuted which can lead to a pounds 1,000 fine.
'We haven't really targeted kerb-crawlers
in the past two years,' explains Sgt Martin, 'but now we're planning to have a team of officers out on a regular basis.
If they break the anti-social behaviour orders (ASBOs) - which are to be enforced against two more women within a fortnight and kerb-crawlers
in the near future - they face five years in jail.
will lose their driving licences under proposals being considered by Home Secretary Jack Straw.
"Our patrolswill continue in this area but the problem cannot be tackled by moving the issue from one area to another, which is why our focus continues to be in tackling the kerb-crawlers
who come to Middlesbrough to pick up women wherever they are.
The law targets not only kerb-crawlers
in cars but also those on foot.
The same orders could now be applied to pimps and kerb-crawlers
in an attempt to rid the streets of vice.
The Rev Timothy London was caught in a vice squad swoop to name and shame kerb-crawlers
and try to clean up the area.
are preying on vulnerable young girls who are selling their bodies to feed their serious drug addiction.
'It's the kerb-crawlers
that bring the trouble with them.
The Church of Scotland also said kerb-crawlers
should be prosecuted.
Police are confident the new initiative will succeed as it includes targeting men who are persistent kerb-crawlers
POLICE are cracking down on kerb-crawlers
sent packing from their favourite haunts.