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Telegraph: Leeds red-light district made permanent fixture with 'prostitution zone' three weeks after sex worker murder

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A red-light district has been made a permanent fixture less than three weeks after a sex worker was killed in the area.
The street prostitution zone has been allowed to continue indefinitely despite the death of 21-year-old prostitute Daria Pionko who was found with fatal injuries inside the "managed area" in Leeds, West Yorkshire.

A 24-year-old man is currently awaiting trial for the murder of Miss Pionko.

Councillor Mark Dobson, Leeds City Council's executive member for Safer Leeds, called the death of Miss Pionko a "tragedy" but insisted a managed area was needed to protect sex workers.

Under the scheme sex workers are allowed to ply their zone in the designated part of the Holbeck area of the city between 7pm and 7am, but council chiefs are looking at extending the hours women can work.

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