Two women res­cued af­ter brothel raid

Herald Express - - News -

PO­LICE res­cued two women af­ter a raid in Torquay to close a pop-up brothel.

Of­fi­cers from the South Devon Proac­tive Polic­ing Team, act­ing on in­for­ma­tion, visited an ad­dress in Lu­cius Street and found the women who were given safe­guard­ing sup­port.

One per­son has been de­tained on sus­pi­cion of im­mi­gra­tion of­fences. Po­lice will now in­ves­ti­gate whether there have been of­fences of ex­ploita­tion, modern day slav­ery or hu­man traf­fick­ing. Ear­lier this year an All Party Par­lia­men­tary Group found pop-up broth­els are be­ing used on an “in­dus­trial scale” by traf­fick­ing gangs to ex­ploit women.

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