A local modelling agency has been accused of coercing some of their clients to work as dating companions even though most of them were unwilling to do so.
The agency, that has more than 5,000 young models on its books, recruits the young hopefuls who are seeking a career in modelling from all over Tyne and Wear but many of them are talked into becoming escorts in Nottingham in a deal that has been struck between themselves and the dating company.
Our reporter first heard about this coerciveness several months ago when a member of the public called to raise the alarm. The gentleman in question said that he had recently been on a date with two girls from the agency who both said that they were pressurised into the alternative job. Investigations are currently ongoing.