'Brothel making our lives a misery'
FURIOUS pensioners have turned to police for help, saying a brothel has made their life miserable for more than six months. The senior citizens snapped because of the awful comings and goings of men with smiles on their faces in Wilmington Gardens, Ba
FURIOUS pensioners have turned to police for help, saying a brothel has made their life miserable for more than six months.
The senior citizens snapped because of the "awful" comings and goings of men "with smiles on their faces" in Wilmington Gardens, Barking.
One 72-year-old said his daughter was accosted by a man requesting sex services near the house last week.
A 71-year-old neighbour was rebuffed when she tried to chat a woman who told her she had to go "to do more work".
You may also want to watch:
She said: "It's different gentlemen. I think it's awful."
She added: "I want them to be gone. They never bother me. It's just the comings and goings that are just so noticeable.
- 1 Police patrols increase at Dagenham Tube stations
- 2 Appeal to help find missing girl who may be in Dagenham, Ilford or Stratford
- 3 Patrols target antisocial behaviour in Barking town centre
- 4 Barking Riverside homeowners urge developer to cover cost of decking replacements
- 5 Mum of girl with rare genetic condition vows to keep raising awareness
- 6 What is changing when Covid lockdown rules ease on May 17?
- 7 Chadwell Heath woman fined after not reporting Iron Age coin find
- 8 Man shot in the face in Dagenham
- 9 London elections 2021: City and East candidates make case for your vote
- 10 Doctors 'concerned' patients' health will suffer due to non-Covid backlog
"I want a family next door, to meet somebody I can talk to."
One pensioner finally decided to write to police last week. The neighbours said the men's visits gradually built up last summer.
The matter was brought up at Longbridge safer neighbourhood panel and this week Longbridge Safer Neighbourhood Team Sgt Andy Larkin said: "I can confirm that police are investigating reports of a brothel being operated from an address in Wilmington Gardens, Barking.
"A warning letter has been issued, as directed during consultation with the vice squad. The premises is expected to be vacated, but the situation will continue to be monitored until this is confirmed.