Kerb-crawler let off because he was on a bike

A 21-year old cyclist who stopped his bicycle in a red light district and picked up a prostitute cou

No car, no charge

A 21-year old cyclist who stopped his bicycle in a red light district and picked up a prostitute could not be prosecuted for kerb crawling because he wasn't in a car.

After pushing his cycle to a nearby electricity station with lady friend in tow, he was caught in a compromising situation by a policeman and both were arrested.

The police officers involved in the case then checked the law on kerb crawling and found that an offender has to be in a motor car; people on foot can be prosecuted but it must be proved that they have kerb-crawled "persistently".

The two-peddled punter got away with a caution for outraging public decency. Prostitute Lesley Cole, 25, was charged with the same offence and was jailed for ten weeks - in response to a crackdown on prostitution in the area. She was released immediately after having spent 89 days already in jail.

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