Sex workers in Liverpool forced to sell their bodies for 'less than £4'

The city has the second highest concentration of sex workers in the UK 

Sunday 29 October 2017 17:29
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Sex workers in Liverpool forced to sell their bodies for 'less than £4'

Sex workers in a major British city are being force to sell their bodies for less than £4.

Liverpool’s red light district has seen an influx of women from Eastern Europe leading to prices being driven down.

The city has the second highest concentration of sex workers in the UK and tensions have been reportedly been rising amid increased immigration.

In a BBC Three documentary, which features a range of interviews with sex workers in the city, a man named Liam, who lives in the red light district, says: “Some of the girls give it away for £4. I'm not a pimp. I have nothing do with any of their money.

“They just buy me drinks, food, they don't pay me. I just watch their backs to be honest with you.”

Natalie, Liam’s ex-girlfriend, is one of those who is working as a sex-worker and does so to pay for her drug addiction.

“Obviously I had to lower prices to get them there. What’s normal to me is getting up, getting dressed and getting to have sex with a different man day in, day out."

A man named Jack, who lives with Natalie, says those coming from Serbia and Croatia have been selling sex for rock bottom prices.

"It’s just because they’re battling for business – because they’re desperate to get crack."

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