Fears raised of ‘child prostitution’ in Boston

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Fears child prostitution could be taking place in Boston have been raised by a recently-elected councillor.

Coun Tiggs Keywood-Wainright made the claim during a borough council scrutiny committee meeting on Thursday night.

Following discussion on drinking, she said: “There’s also child prostitution in Boston.”

She added: “I saw this for myself and kept it for myself.”

The councillor said she had also heard the fears from another person too.

She was berated by former councillor Anne Dorrian for not reporting the incident to the authorities.

Following the meeting, Coun Keywood-Wainwright told The Standard: “I saw something myself that was very suspect and suspicious. I brought the subject up at the meeting because the police were there. I would like to think that I was wrong and that the person who informed me was wrong.”

The UKIP county councillor for Boston North-West added: “With recent revelations this does appear to be happening all over but in the Boston I know and love it doesn’t happen does it?”

She told The Standard that she thought the police would already be aware of the matter.

Since the meeting, councillors Carol Taylor and Richard Austin among others have sent letters to Phil Drury and Police Chief Insp Paul Timmins expressing their concerns about the incident.

Police said the councillor has been contacted to get information to investigate the allegations.