• Sun. May 22nd, 2022

Police investigate allegations neo-Nazi Gordon Higinbotham ran an escort agency from his council house in Hull


Gordon Higinbotham, 42, says he let the escorts work from his Hull council home and took a share of the proceeds in exchange for their protection

An unemployed father of four admitted to helping run an escort agency from his taxpayer-funded home.

Tattooed Gordon Higinbotham, 42, who appeared on the controversial Benefits Britain: Life On The Dole TV show, said he would protect escort girls while they entertained clients at his counseling home in Hull, in East Yorkshire.

Humberside Police are currently investigating allegations that he took a quarter of the women’s profits in exchange for allowing them to meet with clients in his three-bedroom home while he sat in an adjacent room.

Mr Higinbotham, who has a tattoo of Adolf Hitler’s foot on his back and a photo of the Ku Klux Klan on his stomach, told a reporter that he had hosted escorts at his home for several years, although ‘he claimed benefits for most of his adult life.

He said: “The girls used to see clients at my house and I sat next to make sure they didn’t hurt themselves.

“I did it on and off for a few years and advertised just to help. My goal was not to make money, I wanted to protect the girls.

“If they made £ 40, I would get £ 10 for my protection.”

Mr Higinbotham ran ads for the escort agency, called Kaz For Others, in his local newspaper, bragging about services such as “Feet and Secret Fantasies”, “Bi Couple, male and female” and “Mark, male escort ”.

The Hull Daily Mail said its records showed that an account in his name had placed more than 100 ads costing almost £ 400 in the newspaper since August 2011.

Mr Higinbotham, who is a grandfather, said he started doing it after meeting escort girls at his local supermarket and they told him they were having issues with customers.

He said: “They were extremely upset – their clients were harming them – so I decided to let them use my house.

“It’s just a little money – nothing major.”

But he insisted he was no longer involved and later said he had “nothing to do with” the business beyond posting ads and providing his house for escort service.

Mr Higinbotham rose to fame after appearing on the Channel 5 Benefits Britain documentary earlier this month, saying: ‘I love everyone as long as they are English’.

He was also filmed telling his daughter and husband that he would pay them if they voted for UKIP in the European elections in May.

After the show aired, he claimed that he and his family had been falsely portrayed as “racist morons” – although Channel 5 said Mr Higinbotham’s views had been “faithfully reported” – and said said they had received death threats, leaving them afraid to leave home.

In January 2009, the skinhead received a two-year Antisocial Behavior Order (ASBO) for distributing material that may incite racial hatred, and was also prohibited from showing his 15 racist tattoos in public. .

Grandpa says he started helping escort girls after they told him they were hurt by their clients

Grandpa says he started helping escort girls after they told him they were hurt by their clients

Mr Higinbotham, father of four and grandfather, says he received death threats after he appeared on television

Mr Higinbotham has a foot-long tattoo of Adolf Hitler on his back, along with other racist images

Mr Higinbotham, father of four and grandfather, says he received death threats after he appeared on television

'Skinhead': Mr Higinbotham, who has received benefits for most of his adult life, is covered in tattoos

“Skinhead”: Mr Higinbotham, who has received benefits for most of his adult life, is covered in tattoos

A year earlier, he had been caught on video surveillance pasting far-right messages on windows, buildings and public places.

Today, spokespersons for Hull City Council and Humberside Police said they were investigating allegations that Mr Higinbotham allowed escort services to operate at his home.

A police spokesperson said: “Humberside Police have been made aware of the issue and will look into the matter.”

Phil Webster, cabinet member for Hull City Council, said: “We will now investigate Gordon Higinbotham and the benefits he has claimed.

“If it turns out that he broke his contract with a house owned by the municipality, he could be evicted.”


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