Sex worker banned by ASBO
Camden Council has successfully obtained an Anti-Social Behaviour Order (ASBO) against a prolific female sex worker following repeated incidents of anti-social behaviour.
The two-year ASBO prevents Linda Anderson from soliciting for sex, entering specific areas of King’s Cross, street drinking and possessing drugs.
Despite a series of service offers and warnings from a number of different agencies, we have recorded over 40 incidents of anti-social behaviour – including sex working, class A drug use and verbal abuse.
Most of these incidents were captured on CCTV, installed on a temporary basis in the Euro Car Park in Britannia Street, King’s Cross.
Should Ms Anderson break any terms of the order, she could face up to five years in prison.
Councillor Abdul Hai, Cabinet Member for Community Safety, said:
“This individual has a long history of anti-social behaviour and the Council has a duty to ensure that the public are protected.
“Taking legal action like this is always a last resort, but on this occasion we have been given no alternative.
“Help and support will be continued to be offered to Ms Anderson to help her deal with her drug and alcohol problems. We hope that this, combined with issuing the anti-social behaviour order, will help her to change her behaviour for the better.”
Reference code: PR 1601