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Police raid alleged brothels and arrest Finsbury Park man on suspicion of human trafficking

PUBLISHED: 15:32 03 October 2019 | UPDATED: 07:46 04 October 2019

Finsbury Park station.Picture:Ken Mears

Finsbury Park station.Picture:Ken Mears

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Police raided several alleged brothels in London and Essex and arrested a man on suspicion of human trafficking in Finsbury Park last night.

Officers stormed addresses in Finsbury Park, Brentwood, Basildon, Colchester and Southend - and they arrested five people, while three were safeguarded.

An Essex Police spokesperson said: "Five people have been arrested on suspicion of human trafficking after we executed warrants at several properties we believed to be brothels.

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"The arrests made were: a 39-year-old woman from Southend and a 53-year-old woman from Basildon, a 30-year-old man and 34-year-old woman from Poplar and a 47-year-old man from Finsbury Park.

They remain in custody for questioning."

Police confirmed a Finsbury Park suspect was arrested at an address in the area.

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