International prostitutes flock to Edinburgh to lure clients at local fest

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London, August 18 (ANI): Prostitutes from around the globe have flown in to Scotland in hope of seeking clients to cash in at the month-long Edinburgh Festival.

Women, apparently from as far as Brazil, the Philippines and Thailand, have jetted in the Scottish capital to provide services to festivalgoers.

They were said to have rented places in the city centre that is usually flooded with visitors from across the globe.

"We are here for the whole festival. It's a great city," the Sun quoted one of the girls as saying.

"We heard it would be a good place to come for the summer to pick up business so we'll see what happens," she added.

Isabella, a 25-year-old Italian, said: "It's a very convenient place to make money during the festival."

One ex-parlour boss explained: "August was always our busiest time of the year. We might have served 20 men a day on average but that could easily go up to 30.

"The girls were happy because it meant more money - although it also meant they could be very busy with all the blokes we had in.

"Because the police tolerate the saunas and they're licensed, they're attractive to visitors who may come from places where it's not an easy option."

A police source also added: "Prostitutes will travel to where there is demand. An increase in their numbers at festival time isn't surprising.

"The police monitor where these women are working through the personal ads they place. There are particular challenges in policing the city at festival time." (ANI)

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