Crawling the kerb Outreach workers in Middlesbrough drive around town checking on the well-being of Teesside's young sex street workers. We went with one of them. A large majority are under 18, and addicted to a combination of crack cocaine and heroin. Many of them are drawn into prostitution in their mid-teens, by the lure of easy money, but are soon horrified by the situation they find themselves in, and the kerb-crawlers who pick them up. Among the "punters" crawling the streets "over the border" in Middlesbrough's red light district, there are some friendly faces.
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Residents and business owners say prostitutes - many of whom appear to be underage - sell their bodies on street corners at all hours of the day. A city centre street has been branded an 'unofficial red light district' by fed up locals with sex being sold at all times of the day. Residents and business owners say prostitutes - many of whom appear to be underage - sell their bodies on street corners from 6am. Some claim Commercial Road in the Pill area of Newport, South Wales, has become so seedy that it is now a 'no-go' area. It's truly heartbreaking. Everybody used to get along and there was never any of the bad feeling you get here now.
UK city centre street is now an 'unofficial red light district' with sex sold from as early as 6am
She explains. Kate stands shivering in the cold, waiting on the dimly lit street. I've always been fascinated by compelling human interest stories and ever since my graduating student film, about Auschwitz survivor Iby Knill ended up being promoted nationally and watched by thousands on television, I've wanted to find the next story to tell. Since moving into central Middlesbrough for work last year, I came across my next film project literally, right on my door step.
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