England’s first legalized ‘red light district’ has opened for business in Leeds. The decision came after Leeds City Council experimented with a pilot scheme where workers could advertise themselves on the street, without the risk of arrest. Leeds City Council claimed the scheme, which puts in place a ‘Managed Area’ where sex workers can work between 07:00 p.m. to 07:00 a.m., has encouraged higher safety levels for prostitutes and made it easier for them to report crimes or exploitation. The scheme has come into effect just three weeks after a sex worker was murdered in Holbeck, Leeds, and demonstrates the effort that local police are going to in an attempt to help keep people safe. Despite that, the scheme has caused a fair amount of backlash from some quarters.