‘Debenhams glamour gal’ who tragically fell into world of drugs and prostitution


A former glamour girl looks unrecognisable in her mugshot as she was jailed after falling into the seedy world of drugs and prostitution.

Clair Hawley, 36, was this week jailed after she teamed up with a friend to hatch a nasty plan to rob her prostitution punters by luring them to her knife-wielding accomplice.

Brazen Hawley denied robbery and attempted robbery of two unsuspecting men on July 26, but a jury at Hull Crown Court saw through her lies and convicted her after barely an hour of deliberations.

And her mug shot, released by police after she was jailed for eight years, is a far cry from her glamorous photos from when she studied for a make-up artistry diploma at the University of Hull and worked as a beauty advisor at Debenhams.

Drug-addicted prostitute Clair Hawley’s mug shot is a world away from glam selfies she used to take

Her boyfriend, Kevin Duthie, 30, of Hall Road, Hull, was jailed for 12 years after admitting robbery and aggravated burglary, Hull Live reports.

Hawley led the way in the cruel offences by approaching the men in the early hours of the morning in the Hessle Road area of the port city and offering them sex.

Both of the men, in separate incidents within hours of each other, were enticed by her into a trap where “Scotch Kev” Duthie was waiting to pounce on them, armed with a fearsome knife.

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Clair Hawley and Kevin Duthie have been jailed for eight years and 12 years respectively

One victim, a carpet fitter who had finished a job at a pub at 3.15am, was marched at knifepoint to a cashpoint machine at the nearby Shell garage and was forced to withdraw £100 of the £106 he had in his account.

He had already thrown £60 at the greedy Duthie while he was in his works van, in the vain hope that it would be enough, but he was wrong.

Selfie of Clair Hawley
The court heard Hawley took crack cocaine to “feel promiscuous and sexy” for her “soul-destroying” sex work

Hawley became a beauty adviser and make-up artist at the well-loved and respected Debenhams department store in Hull in late 2013.

She was also involved with Benefit Cosmetics, helping people with their advertised instant beauty fixes and make-up products, tips and tricks.

The court heard Hawley drifted into serious Class A drug addiction and she became involved in “drug running” for an organised Liverpool County Lines drugs operation.

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Her barrister, Helen Chapman, told the court: “Drugs ultimately led her into sex work.

“She took crack cocaine to feel promiscuous and feel sexy, otherwise doing that sort of work would be fairly soul-destroying.

“She took crack cocaine to feel promiscuous to do that sort of work.”

Judge Mark Bury said it was ‘quite clear’ Hawley knew full well what would happen when she lured the two men to Duthie, who was waiting with a knife to rob them.

He told her: “You have to serve a significant sentence.”

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