Fairbanks, has been helping the sex workers in Hull’s Hessle Road for ten years and says there are currently around 40 of them working in the area at various times.
Many come from backgrounds where they have been abused physically and sexually while many of them are homeless and sleep on sofas.
One woman had a baby and, within half an hour, was back out on the streets. That’s how desperate some of these women are.
This isn’t Pretty Woman, I’m afraid. Some rich punter isn’t going to come along and sweep these women off their feet and live happily ever after. Our problem is that these women will not come and deal with us. Their self-esteem is so low that they enjoy the attention they receive and that is really sad.
She told the Hull Daily Mail.