Leyla had originally lied to sister Alicia Metcalfe that she was working for a recruitment agency and when Alicia dropped her off outside of her supposed working location, she was curious to discover Leyla sneaking back out of the office and walking down the street. Following her, Alicia discovered that Leyla was working as a pole dancer and dragged her off the stage. Taking Alicia backstage, Leyla explained how she ended up working at the club. Police then raided the club and arrested both Leyla and Alicia, amongst others, on suspicion of soliciting for prostitution.
The club was owned by Leyla's boyfriend at the time, Keith, and she was living in a flat above the club. Following the police raid, Keith scarpered and the club was closed leading Leyla to lose her job, belongings and home.