Here’s a story the Croydon Sadvertiser won’t like. Why? Because the paper, owned within a publishing group that includes the Daily Mail, is still making money from pimping prostitutes in Croydon.
According to the Croydon Guardian, “An anti-trafficking organisation that campaigns against sex slavery has been chosen as this year’s Croydon Champions charity.
“Croydon Community Against Trafficking (CCAT) has been waging war on the borough’s sex trade for the past three-and a-half years.”
Inside Croydon embarrassed the Sadvertiser last year after they “splashed” on their front page some “investigative journalism”, claiming that they had “uncovered” a brothel in West Croydon. What they failed to mention was that they were advertising the self-same establishment in their own classified section. And they continued to do so for weeks after.
Soon after, though, the newspaper’s editor was moved to Crawley (Northcliffe’s regional newspapers’ version of Siberia?). And oddly enough, the edition of the newspaper with the front page story of which the management claimed to be so proud, is no longer available on their digital archive. Another technical glitch, or an admission that even the Sadvertiser‘s management finds the whole saga deeply embarrassing?
It was the hard-working and caring volunteers at CCAT that had tipped off the paper about the brothel almost a year before the Sadvertiser finally got round to reporting the matter. But the Sadvertiser carries on taking money for the ads for “massage parlours”, though.
Now that truly is creepy.
A spokesman for CCAT told the Croydon Guardian, “This is wonderful news. CCAT will continue to work with the police and the council to make sure they are investigating illegal establishments operating in the borough. Sex trafficking is still a huge problem in our borough.” Unless, of course, you happen to be the Sadvertiser.
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