TWELVE prostitutes were cautioned by police during a crackdown in Redbridge.

Officers from Loxford Safer Neighbourhood Team issued the warnings during an operation run in the Ilford Lane area of Loxford from Thursday May 20 to Saturday May 22.

A police spokeswoman said the initiative, which took place between 6pm and 2am each evening, also involved officers dealing with incidents of 'rowdyism' and possession of drugs - with two people arrested for other offences.