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Residents angry after new ‘brothel’ opens in Queensferry, Deeside

ANGRY residents and business owners are demanding action after claims a new brothel has opened up in Queensferry.

Elderly resident Betty Taylor said some families are too frightened to let their children play outside after a series of drunken men have stalked the streets asking for directions to the flat off Station Road.

“We have enough problems on our streets without this happening as well,” said Mrs Taylor, of Gladstone Street.

“These men are going round at all times of the day, some having had a couple of drinks, and they are asking anyone where this massage parlour is.

“The police have been called up about it and we are trying to get it shut down.”

There has been a massage parlour on Station Road for years, but residents believe the new premises has opened over the past few weeks.

A Deeside Cabs worker, who asked not to be named, said: “I don’t agree with this parlour because of all the children nearby.

“To have something like this on your doorstep is disgusting.”

Queensferry councillor David Wisinger said: “All the residents have been up in arms. People have been knocking on their doors asking where it is.”

But it appears not everyone is against the idea of prostitutes operating on their doorstep.

Sara King, owner of the Oasis Hair Nails & Beauty, said it was better having women working from a flat than out on street corners.

“We have not had anybody come in with any trouble,” she said.

“There is another massage parlour that has been here for years and there has been no trouble with that one either.”

North Wales Police and Flintshire County Council both confirmed they had been made aware of concerns and were investigating.