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

Finsbury Park station.Picture:Ken Mears

Finsbury Park station.Picture:Ken Mears - Credit: Archant

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.

"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."


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

Did you see what happened? Contact Lucas at the Gazette newsdesk on 07785 616244

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