Leeds sex worker zone to stay

A ground-breaking 'managed area' for street prostitution in Leeds has been made permanent after a 12-month pilot '“ despite the alleged murder of a sex worker.

By The Newsroom
Monday, 11th January 2016, 8:05 am
Updated Monday, 11th January 2016, 2:04 pm
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The controversial scheme, which allows sex workers to ply their trade in a designated part of Holbeck from 7pm to 7am, will continue indefinitely.

City chiefs are considering how the scheme could be modified, including a recommendation that the hours women are allowed to work are extended.

The news comes less than three weeks after 21-year-old Daria Pionko was found with fatal injuries on Springwell Road, within the zone.

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The managed area – thought to be the first of its kind in the country – was established in 2014 and is now being looked at by authorities elsewhere.