From today it will be “an offence to pay for sex with someone who has been forced, threatened, exploited or otherwise coerced or deceived into providing the sexual services by someone else who has engaged in such conduct for gain.”

And here’s a poster about it that you can download from the Home Office website:

Poster reads: “Walk in a punter. Walk out a criminal

From April 1st 2010, paying for sex with someone who has been forced into prostitution is illegal. You cannot use the excuse that you didn’t know and you can be fined up to £1000 and get a criminal record.

If you even suspect a woman has been threatened or coerced do something about it immediately. Contact the charity Crimestoppers anonymously.

Crimestoppers 0800 555 111”

Many congratulations to all those who worked so hard to make this happen.