Rayners Lane brothel worker: "I am here to provide a better life for my children"

Brothel worker: "I am here to provide a better life for my children"

One of the women found working at the brothel

Police about to raid a brothel in Rayners Lane

Leader of the council Susan Hall with Harrow Borough Commander Simon Ovens

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A woman working in a brothel raided by police said she is only in the UK to provide a better future for her children.

Harrow Police raided two properties in Rayners Lane on intelligence they were being used as brothels.

Four women were found to be working in a flat above a charity shop and two women were found in a house in Imperial Drive.

One of the women working at the house was from the Romanian city Constanța and has been in the UK for seven months.

The 26-year-old, who did not wish to be named, said: “I came to this country because things are so bad in back home.

“I have three children here I am doing this because I want to provide a better life for my children.

“I don’t want to stay here. I want to raise enough money so I can go back home and start my own business.”

She said she earns up to £2,000 a week and all three of her children are in the UK staying with family friends in Harrow-on-the-Hill.

Both brothels were closed down by police and no arrests were made.

The raids were part of a joined up day of action led by Harrow Borough Council, with the police London Fire Brigade and voluntary groups.

The leader of Harrow Borough Council, Susan Hall, who was out for the day of action, said: “This shows the fantastic work of our police and raids like this are a positive step towards making Harrow as safe as possible.”

Harrow Borough Commander Simon Ovens said: “Today is another example of the successful work between the police, the local authority and other partner agencies.

“It is very important we shut down brothels which are causing anti-social behaviour and disruption to people’s lives.

“One of these houses in a suburban road and it is not nice for residents who have to deal with the customers arriving day and night.

“We will always take robust action to shut down these brothels to make Harrow the safest borough in London.”

 

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4:34pm Fri 17 Jan 14

Husain Akhtar says...

Wonder why the referred 'Romanians' / 'brothels' have been dealt with on the 'action day' and not before!
Wonder why the referred 'Romanians' / 'brothels' have been dealt with on the 'action day' and not before! Husain Akhtar
  • Score: 6

12:13am Sat 18 Jan 14

Sonoo Malkani says...

Seems no matter what the Police do it's a "no win" for some cynics!As a long term resident of Rayners Lane and concerned member of public,as well as a safer neighbourhood Panel member and their ex Chair for let me be very frank.Our Police officers do not shut down brothels ONLY on days of action.They are on the look out and only spring into action once intelligence has been properly collated.I have seen them do this over many long years.


Our cops are constantly going around doing this and many more important tasks like arresting those involved in drug supplying and dealing.Shutting down drug factories has been a big success with our Rayners Lane SNT.They deal with anti-social elements and conduct foot patrols to keep us out of harm's way,also giving people re-assurance as they engage during these daily rounds.

Sgt Paul Culver and his team,in particular PCSO's John Duggan and Lisa Donaghue go out of their way to help prevent and detect crime.Of course,others on the team do like-wise and work incredibly hard.

Please stop putting them down.They have enough on their plate without us knocking their efforts to keep our Ward safe.The street briefings are especially popular and help empower local residents and shop-keepers alike.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank ALL those who worked in close partnership today to make this such a success.Borough Commander Simon Ovens,Fire Brigade Chief Richard Claydon and Leader of Harrow Council can feel proud of the success of this operation.

I am sure Rayners Lane residents appreciated the results very much and hope more "hot spots "in our borough will be blitzed in similar fashion in the near future.Keep up the good work.
Seems no matter what the Police do it's a "no win" for some cynics!As a long term resident of Rayners Lane and concerned member of public,as well as a safer neighbourhood Panel member and their ex Chair for let me be very frank.Our Police officers do not shut down brothels ONLY on days of action.They are on the look out and only spring into action once intelligence has been properly collated.I have seen them do this over many long years. Our cops are constantly going around doing this and many more important tasks like arresting those involved in drug supplying and dealing.Shutting down drug factories has been a big success with our Rayners Lane SNT.They deal with anti-social elements and conduct foot patrols to keep us out of harm's way,also giving people re-assurance as they engage during these daily rounds. Sgt Paul Culver and his team,in particular PCSO's John Duggan and Lisa Donaghue go out of their way to help prevent and detect crime.Of course,others on the team do like-wise and work incredibly hard. Please stop putting them down.They have enough on their plate without us knocking their efforts to keep our Ward safe.The street briefings are especially popular and help empower local residents and shop-keepers alike. I would like to take this opportunity to thank ALL those who worked in close partnership today to make this such a success.Borough Commander Simon Ovens,Fire Brigade Chief Richard Claydon and Leader of Harrow Council can feel proud of the success of this operation. I am sure Rayners Lane residents appreciated the results very much and hope more "hot spots "in our borough will be blitzed in similar fashion in the near future.Keep up the good work. Sonoo Malkani
  • Score: -13

8:00am Sat 18 Jan 14

rabbitz says...

Hopefully this woman makes changes from being a prostitute and gets a proper job like other hardworking members of society, How exactly did she get her children into the country are they in school etc ?
Hopefully this woman makes changes from being a prostitute and gets a proper job like other hardworking members of society, How exactly did she get her children into the country are they in school etc ? rabbitz
  • Score: 4

10:59am Sat 18 Jan 14

jackdaw says...

Wealdstone should be the next choice for a clean up. These weeks of action are a good idea. I hope there will be many signatories to the petition to bring in the bylaw against spitting. Enforcing the fines for littering would help as well.
Wealdstone should be the next choice for a clean up. These weeks of action are a good idea. I hope there will be many signatories to the petition to bring in the bylaw against spitting. Enforcing the fines for littering would help as well. jackdaw
  • Score: 9

1:22pm Sat 18 Jan 14

Sonoo Malkani says...

Rabbitz I applaud you for showing compassion for this unfortunate woman and care for her kids.One sincerely hopes they will be looked after properly and that she will be encouraged to do an honest day's work.

Jackdaw is right about having more of these "days of action" in places where similar issues are rife.The benefits are manifold and community confidence naturally soars.

Of course,it translates into Harrow Police,Fire Brigade and the Council having to pool a number of resources and deploy many staff members for such a concentrated operation in order for it to be a success.

You will also appreciate there are COST IMPLICATIONS so that will need to be factored in very carefully.

Regarding the issue of SPITTING.I am wholly in favour of banning this and making sure people are fined on the spot.Not only does it result in making the place ugly with the spit marks but there is a huge HEALTH RISK of infectious diseases such as TB (Tubercolosis) being spread.Often people who spit in this rather disgusting manner don't even know they might be carrying this disease which comes often from the South Asian countries.I am of Indian origin and can't be called "racist" for stating a fact. I firmly believe we must stand up and tell our own people what is expected of them.Of course,other folk also indulge in spitting and must stop this disgusting habit.We have Somalis and others who take "KHAT" and spit as well.All this MUST be halted.
Our Safer Neighbourhood Panel in Rayners Lane has had this on our agenda for a long time and know that Brent ran a successful campaign to eradicate this problem.Let us take tips from them and make sure we rid ourselves of this as fast as possible.Northwick Park Hospital has had to employ TB Nurses just to cope with the spread of TB no thanks to people spitting in this fashion.Some hefty fines would help.

Other boroughs also fine for LITTERING.I agree with Jackdaw.We should do the same!
Rabbitz I applaud you for showing compassion for this unfortunate woman and care for her kids.One sincerely hopes they will be looked after properly and that she will be encouraged to do an honest day's work. Jackdaw is right about having more of these "days of action" in places where similar issues are rife.The benefits are manifold and community confidence naturally soars. Of course,it translates into Harrow Police,Fire Brigade and the Council having to pool a number of resources and deploy many staff members for such a concentrated operation in order for it to be a success. You will also appreciate there are COST IMPLICATIONS so that will need to be factored in very carefully. Regarding the issue of SPITTING.I am wholly in favour of banning this and making sure people are fined on the spot.Not only does it result in making the place ugly with the spit marks but there is a huge HEALTH RISK of infectious diseases such as TB (Tubercolosis) being spread.Often people who spit in this rather disgusting manner don't even know they might be carrying this disease which comes often from the South Asian countries.I am of Indian origin and can't be called "racist" for stating a fact. I firmly believe we must stand up and tell our own people what is expected of them.Of course,other folk also indulge in spitting and must stop this disgusting habit.We have Somalis and others who take "KHAT" and spit as well.All this MUST be halted. Our Safer Neighbourhood Panel in Rayners Lane has had this on our agenda for a long time and know that Brent ran a successful campaign to eradicate this problem.Let us take tips from them and make sure we rid ourselves of this as fast as possible.Northwick Park Hospital has had to employ TB Nurses just to cope with the spread of TB no thanks to people spitting in this fashion.Some hefty fines would help. Other boroughs also fine for LITTERING.I agree with Jackdaw.We should do the same! Sonoo Malkani
  • Score: -7

11:28am Sun 19 Jan 14

pravinshah1 says...

Today at 11:02 AM

Malkani, don’t try to stir up things - we know you are after the chairmanship of the new police panel but people remember what you did to HPCCG which was eventually discredited. Speak for yourself and don’t imply that somehow you are a community voice.
Today at 11:02 AM Malkani, don’t try to stir up things - we know you are after the chairmanship of the new police panel but people remember what you did to HPCCG which was eventually discredited. Speak for yourself and don’t imply that somehow you are a community voice. pravinshah1
  • Score: 5

11:48pm Sun 19 Jan 14

rabbitz says...

Sonnoo thank you and you are right spitting is a problem whether its khat or paan or just disgusting behaviour and pravin do something useful this is not the place for grudges
Sonnoo thank you and you are right spitting is a problem whether its khat or paan or just disgusting behaviour and pravin do something useful this is not the place for grudges rabbitz
  • Score: -3

4:52pm Mon 20 Jan 14

diligaf says...

Goody two shoes Cllr Hall sucking up to the police yet again, power grabbing, hungry, mad, delusional woman the whole borough will be much safer when we are rid of her and Sonny Malkini
Goody two shoes Cllr Hall sucking up to the police yet again, power grabbing, hungry, mad, delusional woman the whole borough will be much safer when we are rid of her and Sonny Malkini diligaf
  • Score: 3

6:52am Wed 22 Jan 14

diligaf says...

Better life in harrow??? Really
Better life in harrow??? Really diligaf
  • Score: 0

8:23am Wed 22 Jan 14

Anthony Harrow says...

Now Deport her and her Children
Now Deport her and her Children Anthony Harrow
  • Score: 5

10:56am Wed 22 Jan 14

jackdaw says...

What does she mean a better life for her and her children. What kind of example is she setting her children. Also her children could be bullied and stigmatised as she is outed as a prostitute.

A caring mother would be supporting the children by helping them with their homework and teaching them morality. Teaching her children maths by getting them to calculate how much an hour she earns is not the sort of homework they should be doing. Perhaps she also uses her job to teach them biology and prepares them for a career in medicine by pointing out the health risks in her job.
What does she mean a better life for her and her children. What kind of example is she setting her children. Also her children could be bullied and stigmatised as she is outed as a prostitute. A caring mother would be supporting the children by helping them with their homework and teaching them morality. Teaching her children maths by getting them to calculate how much an hour she earns is not the sort of homework they should be doing. Perhaps she also uses her job to teach them biology and prepares them for a career in medicine by pointing out the health risks in her job. jackdaw
  • Score: 0

9:24pm Wed 22 Jan 14

Sonoo Malkani says...

It is most unfortunate that people like her come here with the express purpose of ruining our society and also set a dreadful example to their progeny.Agree with Jackdaw that this person needs to buck her ideas up and not be a useless role model for her kids.
It is most unfortunate that people like her come here with the express purpose of ruining our society and also set a dreadful example to their progeny.Agree with Jackdaw that this person needs to buck her ideas up and not be a useless role model for her kids. Sonoo Malkani
  • Score: 0

4:07pm Thu 23 Jan 14

Skhan13 says...

£2k a week!? She'll be back at it in no time. And what will the police do then? Seeing as not so much as a fine was given.....its not like she cant afford it
£2k a week!? She'll be back at it in no time. And what will the police do then? Seeing as not so much as a fine was given.....its not like she cant afford it Skhan13
  • Score: 2

11:07am Fri 24 Jan 14

Pansit29 says...

What a crock of s..t, police and councillors congratulating themselves and yet not 1 arrest.What is there to stop these people starting again,what deterrent is there ? This lady is bragging of earning £2.000 a week the police should have had a confiscation order and deported the ladies and there families.Why are foreign criminals allowed to stay ?
What a crock of s..t, police and councillors congratulating themselves and yet not 1 arrest.What is there to stop these people starting again,what deterrent is there ? This lady is bragging of earning £2.000 a week the police should have had a confiscation order and deported the ladies and there families.Why are foreign criminals allowed to stay ? Pansit29
  • Score: 1

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