Erotic swingers' party club shut down in Salisbury terraced housejeseniamccord65
A terraced house used for swinging parties has been raided and shut down after neighbours complained about people urinating and having sex in the street.
Police stormed the property, which is used by a company called Donkey Dicks Parties to host erotic events late into the night, amid concerns of prostitution.
The company describes the house in the historic city of Salisbury, Wiltshire, as a ‘swingers parties club’ on their website, with ‘the best erotic adult party experience in the south of England’.
Photos on their site show a dancer’s pole, leather beds and mirrored walls which are all available for use by people attending their parties.
Police stormed this blue house in Salisbury, Wiltshire, amid concerns of prostitution. The property, used by owner Ricardo Harwood for swinging parties, was raided and shut down
Officers executing a warrant to raid the property found no evidence of prostitution or exploitation and no arrests were made.
But the party house was served with a closure notice in relation to allegations of anti-social behaviour, including loud noise.
Neighbours revealed owner Ricardo Harwood had told them he ran ‘a club’ but did not say what kind.They also alleged he told them they should move if they did not like the noise.
One woman, who moved to Avon Terrace in Salisbury a year ago said: ‘We have had problems since the first week we moved in to our house.
‘We noticed partying and a lot of noise and then we heard all kinds of stories from other neighbours.
‘The parties are very loud, it’s like they are jumping up and down or doing a marathon in there.’
Donkey Dicks Parties describes the houseas a ‘swingers parties club’ on their website, offering ‘the best erotic adult party experience in the south of England’.Neighbours’ anger has risen since Mr Harwood installed CCTV cameras, right, at the property
Another couple, who have lived in the street for more than 20 years, said: ‘Things have really escalated.
‘Rick has got no consideration for anybody at all.He thinks he owns the street.’
Neighbours say all kinds of people, from those in builders’ uniform to those in smart dress, had been seen coming and going from the property.
One neighbour said: ‘Some nights you even get posh people in Range Rovers turning up in the street.You wouldn’t believe some of the outfits people wear when they arrive.’
They also complained that guests at the parties had been seen urinating and having sex outside the house, despite children living nearby.
All the neighbours said Mr Harwood had given them the same response when confronted about his late night sex parties.
They said he had told them: ‘If you don’t like it, move.’
One reviewer on sex website fabswingers.com said Donkey Dicks Parties ‘put on some of the best gang bang parties on the calendar’ while another called it ‘one of the best swingers club venues in the UK’.
All the neighbours said Mr Harwood had given them the same response when confronted about his late night sex parties.They said he had told them: ‘If you don’t like it, move’
And further issues arose when he installed four security cameras that covered all parts of the terrace. One man said: ‘Everyone around here is so annoyed about those cameras.’
Another said: ‘This has been going on too long.If we could get rid of him, this street would be perfect.’
Rowena Lansdown, Wiltshire Council’s public protection officer, said the council had a ‘clear duty to investigate any potential sexual exploitation’ after receiving a number of complaints.
Wiltshire Police added that Mr Harwood had been served with a Premises Closure Notice in relation to anti-social behaviour and a hearing would be held at Salisbury Magistrates’ Court on May 15 for a decision to be made.
A spokesman said: ‘Following concerns the Community Policing Team in Salisbury executed a warrant under the Sexual Offences Act — Controlling Prostitution for Gain at a premises at Avon Terrace on the evening of Thursday 4 May 2017.
‘Enquiries were made of people present at the property during the warrant.No arrests were made and no offences of exploitation have been disclosed.
‘Police have also continued to receive numerous complaints from the public, local residents in particular have reported their distress in relation to anti-social behaviour, noise and parking issues in the area over a protracted period and action is being taken.
‘The owner of the premises has been served with a Premises Closure Notice in relation to anti-social behaviour by Wiltshire Council and a hearing will be held at Salisbury Magistrates Court on 15 May.’
Mr Harwood has been approached for comment.