He said: "We do take it very seriously and there are massive penalties for men who are in the area cruising around to pick up women. People living on a Doncaster street have said prostitutes are making their lives a misery and are calling on the police to do more about the problem. Dene Flannigan, who owns a hotel on the road, described the situation as a "living nightmare".
He said the force was also targeting the men who used prostitutes through an education course. Residents on Thorne Road claim the of women working on the street has increased since South Yorkshire Police said it was taking the situation seriously and targeting the men who use prostitutes.
Mr Flannigan, who has lived on the street sincesaid there had always been a problem with sex workers mumber the area, but said the situation was "now out of control". He said the police attempt to move the women on but they just "hide in gardens" and are "back again in five or 10 minutes".