Kerb crawling course nets East End charity worker police award

A CHARITY worker dedicated to helping women out of street prostitution has been honoured for her work educating kerb crawlers. Ellen Armstrong from Toynbee Hall project Safe Exit was commended by the Metropolitan Police at a ceremony at the Tower of Londo

A CHARITY worker dedicated to helping women out of street prostitution has been honoured for her work educating kerb crawlers.

Ellen Armstrong from Toynbee Hall project Safe Exit was commended by the Metropolitan Police at a ceremony at the Tower of London on Friday for her work on the Change Course, which aims to alter the behaviour of men arrested for kerb crawling in the East End.

Chief Insp David Grainger said: "Ellen Armstrong is to be congratulated on leading and managing such an innovative approach to tackling the persistent problem of kerb crawling in the Whitechapel area.

"The whole operation was funded by the fines imposed on the kerb crawlers themselves.