The Government is spending £20,000 to persuade prostitutes to report violent and sexual attacks to the police, it was announced yesterday.
Home Office Ministers launched a new campaign encouraging prostitutes to dial Crimestoppers with information about dangerous punters.
Hookers will be given Crimestoppers stickers to attach to the insoles of their shoes, to avoid the information being detected by attackers.
Association of Chief Police Officers spokesman and Gloucestershire chief constable Dr Tim Brain said: "Many prostitutes work in conditions of personal risk of injury . As individuals they are entitled to the full protection of the law.