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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

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