Witney News - Arrests made in relation to brothel keeping

Witney - A view from Church Green

Advertisements

Arrests made in relation to brothel keeping

Thames Valley Police, in partnership with the UK Border Agency, has arrested three people for running a brothel in Corn Street, Witney, following a call to Crimestoppers from a member of the public.

A team of officers executed a warrant at the address on Friday (20/3) under Section 33A of the Sexual Offences Act 1956.

A 45-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of managing a brothel and bailed until Friday 17 April. A 29-year-old woman was arrested for assisting in the management of a brothel and also bailed until Friday 17 April.

A 39-year-old woman was arrested for immigration offences.

Sgt Dave Bishop from the Witney neighbourhood team said: “This is a great example of how intelligence from the community, even anonymously to Crimestoppers, can lead to arrests.

“The operation was a result of multi-agency working which included officers from the neighbourhood policing team assisting in the investigations. There is no doubt that this closure will have a positive effect on the residents in Corn Street.”

Posted : 24/03/2009 00:19:34

Other recent Witney news items


Council tax one of the lowest in the country

Sound investment and efficient operation have meant West Oxfordshire District Council is once again able to charge the second lowest council tax in England. The Council has set a three per cent in...[more]


Bin collections resume after snow

Bin collections in West Oxfordshire have resumed today (Monday 5 March). Despite facing challenging conditions last week, West Oxfordshire District Council’s contractor, Ubico Ltd, managed to comp...[more]


Bin collections cancelled Friday and Saturday

Please be aware that there will be no bin collections in West Oxfordshire on Friday and Saturday (2 and 3 March). Ubico Ltd, our waste contractor, will continue to monitor the weather conditions a...[more]


To view the full Witney Blog, click here