ey can be pointed wherever police want and if necessary they can be moved wholesale - meaning if sex workers and kerb crawlers
start frequenting a dierent street the cameras can eectively follow them.
However, the police crackdown on kerb crawlers
is only half of the success story.
Throughout the police operation, which ran from 7pm to 3am, officers from the Hillfields south neighbourhood policing team conducted uniform and plain clothes patrols to target kerb crawlers
and sex workers.
The man behind the purge, Inspector Dennis Hunter, said: "We wanted to ensure that kerb crawlers
know our officers are watching them.
The police are clamping down on kerb crawlers
Picture posed by model' Anne Marie Foy
He added: "There has been a marked increase in kerb crawlers
and the impact on residents is massive.
Research has shown that 93 per cent of kerb crawlers
in Small Heath are local men.
Police are also working closely with local residents who are recording registration numbers, descriptions and information relating to kerb crawlers
using the Sheil Road area.
For one straight-laced website owner tells us she's planning to upload and publish snaps of cars driven by lusty kerb crawlers
Police say kerb crawlers
are often family men, with wives and children at home, and this is usually enough to deter their illegal habits.
The signs that warn kerb crawlers
they will be reported to the police have had little to no effect.
in Wolverhampton are being targeted in this new campaign designed to rid the city of its street sex trade.
Mr Straw said: "I am very aware of the nuisance caused by the activities of kerb crawlers
. The Government agree that a specific power of arrest would assist police in dealing with this problem."
Since June last year 21 kerb crawlers
have been cautioned or bailed to appear in court - with many taking part in a rehabilitation course.
and other drivers who cause a nuisance face up to a lifetime ban under new laws to curb anti-social behaviour.