Blackburn town centre ‘sex den’ closes doors after five months

CLOSED Angels Massage Parlour in Railway Road

CLOSED Angels Massage Parlour in Railway Road

First published in News Lancashire Telegraph: Photograph of the Author by , Crime reporter

A ‘SENSUAL erotic massage’ parlour in Blackburn town centre has closed its doors for good.

Angels Massage Parlour, opened in Railway Road just metres from the entrance to the new Blackburn Market back in August last year, much to the disgust of local traders.

Town centre traders said they were ‘appalled’ that the establishment had been allowed to open in such a busy area.

Speaking when the parlour opened, one local business owner said: “I think it is absolutely disgusting a business offering this type of service has been allowed to open on the high street.

“A lot of money has been sent improving Blackburn town centre with The Mall and its terrible all that will be thrown away by allowing a seedy business like this open its doors.”

The venue’s website featured scantily-clad women photographed in just their underwear charging £100 an hour for their services.

But after local business owners contacted the police and the council, bosses at the parlour decided to close the branch.

On their website the operators said: “We are sorry to say that Blackburn is now closed. Thanks for your support, and we’re sad to see it go. Please remember that Preston is only 15 minutes away.”

Operating behind a door that read ‘AB Consultants’, the Blackburn branch had a rota of eight women working at the property.

The parlour had previously been based in King Street, in the Bank Top area of the town, for years before its moved into the town centre.

The Mayor of Blackburn with Darwen, Coun Zamir Khan, said: “This is great news for all the local traders and residents who no longer have to operate close to the parlour.”

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11:47am Wed 30 Jan 13

Dukes says...

good decision.
good decision. Dukes
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12:33pm Wed 30 Jan 13

hasslem hasslem says...

that's a relief!
that's a relief! hasslem hasslem
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1:03pm Wed 30 Jan 13

woolywords says...

With this kind of reporting it almost makes you wish for the return of the News of the World.
Did a LT reporter visit the premises, to ascertain what was going on there, then make an excuse and leave?
Why is this written by the crime reporter, when no crime has been commited?
The oldest trade in the World should be allowed to continue behind closed doors and in private. Better this than innocent women being propositioned by passing kerb crawlers in certain areas of towns.
With this kind of reporting it almost makes you wish for the return of the News of the World. Did a LT reporter visit the premises, to ascertain what was going on there, then make an excuse and leave? Why is this written by the crime reporter, when no crime has been commited? The oldest trade in the World should be allowed to continue behind closed doors and in private. Better this than innocent women being propositioned by passing kerb crawlers in certain areas of towns. woolywords
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1:08pm Wed 30 Jan 13

notchuffed says...

hasslem hasslem wrote:
that's a relief!
Isn't that what their customers used to say when they were leaving?

So what happens now on the streets?
[quote][p][bold]hasslem hasslem[/bold] wrote: that's a relief![/p][/quote]Isn't that what their customers used to say when they were leaving? So what happens now on the streets? notchuffed
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1:14pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Bootneck says...

Yet another vacant shop and premises in Blackburn town centre !
Yet another vacant shop and premises in Blackburn town centre ! Bootneck
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2:05pm Wed 30 Jan 13

tenerc says...

until the paper made a fuss about it, did anybody really know it was there? and who where they harming? i don`t see how they was harming trade, you couldn`t see in, and what local residents?

i didn`t even know it used to be on King Street FOR YEARS!!!!! (in the Bank Top area, or the Cathedral area, it`s a long road)
until the paper made a fuss about it, did anybody really know it was there? and who where they harming? i don`t see how they was harming trade, you couldn`t see in, and what local residents? i didn`t even know it used to be on King Street FOR YEARS!!!!! (in the Bank Top area, or the Cathedral area, it`s a long road) tenerc
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2:32pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Izanears says...

I really can't understand what all the fuss is about. I was in Munich (Germany) some time ago and right in the middle of town, in a lovely shopping precinct opposite the townhall was a sex shop/massage parlour. It did not look out of place and caused no more than a passing glance from Munich's citizens. I think it is about time this country grew up.
I really can't understand what all the fuss is about. I was in Munich (Germany) some time ago and right in the middle of town, in a lovely shopping precinct opposite the townhall was a sex shop/massage parlour. It did not look out of place and caused no more than a passing glance from Munich's citizens. I think it is about time this country grew up. Izanears
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4:20pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Reality50 says...

I personally see no problem with these establishments as long as they are licensed,clean and professional. I would rather see these exist than have awful red light areas inhabited with prostitutes and pimps and drugs. As long as these establishments are secluded safe and inconspicuous then I don't see a problem. Time Blackburn moved into the 21st century. As long as sex is legal and consensual then who are we to judge? Europe and parts of the UK are far more enlightened.I suspect Blackburn's Muslim and out of touch Christian church lobby are behind this decision to close down.
I personally see no problem with these establishments as long as they are licensed,clean and professional. I would rather see these exist than have awful red light areas inhabited with prostitutes and pimps and drugs. As long as these establishments are secluded safe and inconspicuous then I don't see a problem. Time Blackburn moved into the 21st century. As long as sex is legal and consensual then who are we to judge? Europe and parts of the UK are far more enlightened.I suspect Blackburn's Muslim and out of touch Christian church lobby are behind this decision to close down. Reality50
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4:23pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Reality50 says...

I suspect the same Blackburn Muslim mayor isn't as keen to shut down the Muslim owned shisha bars in the town. Shisha bars are known to be hives for all kinds of lewd and indeed -allegedly-illegal behaviour.
I suspect the same Blackburn Muslim mayor isn't as keen to shut down the Muslim owned shisha bars in the town. Shisha bars are known to be hives for all kinds of lewd and indeed -allegedly-illegal behaviour. Reality50
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4:57pm Wed 30 Jan 13

thermio says...

Reality50 wrote:
I suspect the same Blackburn Muslim mayor isn't as keen to shut down the Muslim owned shisha bars in the town. Shisha bars are known to be hives for all kinds of lewd and indeed -allegedly-illegal behaviour.
The Sisha bars are 'cultural' and therefore untouchable.
Didn't you read about the chap who raped a 13 y.o. (who he met via Facebook) in a hotel? His cultural upbringing didn't inform him that this was an abhorrent act and the judge did not see fit to punish him because of this.
[quote][p][bold]Reality50[/bold] wrote: I suspect the same Blackburn Muslim mayor isn't as keen to shut down the Muslim owned shisha bars in the town. Shisha bars are known to be hives for all kinds of lewd and indeed -allegedly-illegal behaviour.[/p][/quote]The Sisha bars are 'cultural' and therefore untouchable. Didn't you read about the chap who raped a 13 y.o. (who he met via Facebook) in a hotel? His cultural upbringing didn't inform him that this was an abhorrent act and the judge did not see fit to punish him because of this. thermio
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6:58pm Wed 30 Jan 13

McAbsent says...

PMSL @ bringing Muslims into it.
PMSL @ bringing Muslims into it. McAbsent
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9:47pm Wed 30 Jan 13

disgusted tunbridge wells says...

and it was very handy if you wanted fish and chips after
and it was very handy if you wanted fish and chips after disgusted tunbridge wells
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10:23pm Wed 30 Jan 13

peely says...

No wonder it has closed down - asking £100 in Blackburn? Blackburn punters wouldn't,t want to pay more than a tenner !
No wonder it has closed down - asking £100 in Blackburn? Blackburn punters wouldn't,t want to pay more than a tenner ! peely
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10:35pm Wed 30 Jan 13

2 for 5p says...

silly place to have a massage parlor 'crickey in Blackburn.
silly place to have a massage parlor 'crickey in Blackburn. 2 for 5p
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11:49pm Wed 30 Jan 13

buckoff says...

I reported them to trading standards they took me for a ride. I was only there for 30 seconds and charged me £100 for an hour rip off!!!
I reported them to trading standards they took me for a ride. I was only there for 30 seconds and charged me £100 for an hour rip off!!! buckoff
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12:36am Thu 31 Jan 13

noddy57 says...

100 quid per hour,,wow they must be very good at their job, the mind boggles,
100 quid per hour,,wow they must be very good at their job, the mind boggles, noddy57
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3:06am Thu 31 Jan 13

N4you! says...

Reality50 wrote:
I personally see no problem with these establishments as long as they are licensed,clean and professional. I would rather see these exist than have awful red light areas inhabited with prostitutes and pimps and drugs. As long as these establishments are secluded safe and inconspicuous then I don't see a problem. Time Blackburn moved into the 21st century. As long as sex is legal and consensual then who are we to judge? Europe and parts of the UK are far more enlightened.I suspect Blackburn's Muslim and out of touch Christian church lobby are behind this decision to close down.
even animals are more civilised when do you hear about animals selling sex shame on this poor minority
[quote][p][bold]Reality50[/bold] wrote: I personally see no problem with these establishments as long as they are licensed,clean and professional. I would rather see these exist than have awful red light areas inhabited with prostitutes and pimps and drugs. As long as these establishments are secluded safe and inconspicuous then I don't see a problem. Time Blackburn moved into the 21st century. As long as sex is legal and consensual then who are we to judge? Europe and parts of the UK are far more enlightened.I suspect Blackburn's Muslim and out of touch Christian church lobby are behind this decision to close down.[/p][/quote]even animals are more civilised when do you hear about animals selling sex shame on this poor minority N4you!
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3:38pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Carl_24 says...

The Mayor of Blackburn with Darwen, Coun Zamir Khan, said: “This is great news for all the local traders and residents who no longer have to operate close to the parlour.”

Great news for them but bad news for him but like their website said "Preston is only 15 minutes away.” ;)
The Mayor of Blackburn with Darwen, Coun Zamir Khan, said: “This is great news for all the local traders and residents who no longer have to operate close to the parlour.” Great news for them but bad news for him but like their website said "Preston is only 15 minutes away.” ;) Carl_24
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