A BUSINESSMAN says his premises have been targeted after he complained about vice girls plying their trade.

Garage owner Robert Walker, of Great Northern Street Motors, said last week that women offering sex for sale at all hours of the day and night, and their pimps, were frightening away customers.

And now he claims bin bags of glass bottles have been dumped outside his workplace and his telephone cable has been ripped from an outside wall.

Mr Walker was one of several traders who called on Kirklees Council and police to take tougher action.

He claims nothing is being done and they turn a blind eye.

“I have had a lot of support from local people since publicising the situation around here, but I think the tipping and damage is a direct result of what I said,” he said.

Mr Walker says the street becomes a no-go area after 4pm and people are constantly hassled by women wanting business or their pimps.

Police say they are aware of the problems and have been working for some time with a range of agencies to find a long term solution.