A Northampton parlour lambasted over offensive tweets last year is under fire again after a reviews website appeared to confirm its punters were engaging far more than just a massage.
The leader of the opposition on Northampton Borough Council is now calling for police to take a tougher stance on Massage Northampton, in Kettering Road, after she says she has received numerous complaints about the premises.
It opened in 2008 and claims to be a beautiful "relaxation massage parlour", where its customers are "guaranteed to leave with a smile".
But she says she has recently received a volley of complaints from people living nearby, some who she claims have had people mistakenly ringing on their doorbell asking for the massage parlour.
One complainant pointed the Chron and Councillor Stone to a review website called Punternet, which has detailed the sorts of services on offer at the parlour.
One reviewer wrote on Punternet that his massage there "led seamlessly into kissing and intimate touching both ways," before beginning to describe having sexual intercourse with one of the masseuses working there.
Almost all of the reviews left on Punternet are too sordid to repeat and at least four sent to the Chronicle & Echo show supposed customers discussing having sexual intercourse at the premises.
Councillor Danielle Stone (Lab, Castle) said: "People have told me the same stories. They say their doorbells have been ringing because customers are not sure which door it is. I thnik the police need to be tougher on them."
The owner of the premises Elaine Horsley, has always maintained the business is regularly checked by police and has never been shut down.
All its “masseuses” effectively rent space at the parlour and are paid in their earnings.
She was not available for comment yesterday.
Many of those living nearby have also contacted the Chron in a bid to raise their concerns over the business.
One nearby resident, who did not wish to be named, said: "Neighbours have had to endure years of anti-social behaviour, men arriving and leaving all hours of every day, some arriving in groups of four or more because they have so many girls working."
Massage Northampton's website is now openly advertising vacancies for "escorts".
A new service offers customers a "blow and go" service, which involves a 10-minute sex act.
Last year owner Elaine Horsley, made no bones about the fact sexual activity can take place there, as it operates above the law through a legal loophole.
“When a client comes in they are they are there to have a massage. What the girls do in the room is up to them,” she said. “Everybody knows that the girls do offer more.” And she added: “The reason we haven’t been shut down is because it is perfectly legal.”