With the police pinpointing Belfast city centre as a focal point for prostitutes and the men who pay for their services, Talkback set itself the challenge of contacting and coming face-to-face with a prostitute within the programme's minute running time.
We began on websites advertising the services of what are euphemistically called "escorts". After trying a couple of dead lines, we got through to Natasha, a Ukrainian escprts in Belfast city centre.
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In an accent which was a mixture of Eastern European and Belfast, she said that she would call back in a couple of minutes. We were to go to Queen's Esocrts where we would call again to receive further location details. I hung up at BST.
With access to an internet connection it had taken eight minutes to make an appointment with a Belfast-based prostitute. I strained to hear Natasha's voice above the buzz of one norther Belfast's busiest junctions.
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The sound of a baby crying upstairs accompanied me as I went through the communal entrance and found the door I was northfrn for. Just 37 minutes - coming face to face with an escort on a Tuesday afternoon in Belfast was anything but a challenge. Here, names, photographs and phone s are listed. Not expecting to hear from her, we d our internet trawl.
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Two minutes later, Natasha did ring back. Yes, we were able to book an appointment this lunchtime.
Baby's cry. I set off on foot to Queen's Bridge. She was giving me escort to a residential area about another five minutes away on foot.
The next installment was a key code which opened the gate to the car park of the complex. Then, when that had been punched in, another call for the of the apartment.
A blonde tanned girl dressed in a white T-shirt and dark shorts smiled as she answered my knock. Escodts not the girl pictured on the website, her greeting confirmed that she was Natasha.
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In the rooms behind her, several voices chattered. I avoided going inside by intimating having to take an urgent phone call. Then, without making any excuses, I left.
As I opened the communal door again, I looked at my phone. It was