A man complained to trading standards after a prostitute refused to have sex with him.

Harrow Borough Council’s trading standards received the call from the man after he was turned down by the woman, believed to have been from Eastern Europe.

According to the council, the man insisted that prostitutes shouldn’t be able to behave like that and he had travelled all the way from a neighbouring borough and was upset by the wasted trip.

Cllr Susan Hall, leader of Harrow Council, said: “Prostitution may be the oldest profession in the world, but a complaint of this sort is a new one on us; the trading standards manual doesn’t really cover it.

“I would like the gentleman involved to visit Harrow again, but perhaps this time he could enjoy some of our more wholesome pursuits – like our wonderful open parks, leisure centres and historic churches.”

The man filled out the relative form for trading standards and even gave them his address and contact details. The council says the brothel has now been closed down.