Road is named af­ter leg­endary dom­i­na­trix

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PLANS to name a street af­ter a celebrity S&M HOOKER have caused a storm.

Au­thor­i­ties in the city of Ham­burg are nam­ing a the thor­ough­fare af­ter Ger­many’s most fa­mous dom­i­na­trix.

The port – well-known for its St Pauli red light dis­trict – is ded­i­cat­ing a new street to Domenica Niehoff, who died in 2009.

A one-time pros­ti­tute, Niehoff gained fame in the 80s by cam­paign­ing for the rights of sex work­ers. She also help ed women strug­gling with drug ad­dic­tion.

The road in Ham­burg’s HON­OUR: Fa­mous hooker Niehoff Al­tona dis­trict is one of 10 be­ing named af­ter fa­mous women, a spokesman for the city state of Ham­burg said.

Other no­ta­bles be­ing hon­oured in­clude Ger­man comic ac­tress Helga Fed­der­sen and 17th cen­tury Jewish busi­ness­woman Glueckel von Hameln.

But lo­cals say the plan is hardly fitting for the city’s rep­u­ta­tion.

One said: “Once you go down this road you run into trou­ble. What next, dic­ta­tors?”

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