A brothel in Luton was closed down this morning after residents repeatedly complained of anti-social behaviour.
Paradise Sauna & Health Club, Wellington Street, was visited by officers executing a warrant at 1.40am
Three women – aged 29, 34 and 37 - were arrested on suspicion of managing a brothel while a number of males at the location were given “police advice” before being told to leave the location.
Sgt Melissa Cunningham, from the Local Policing Team, said: “My team had received numerous complaints about the activity taking place at the location and as a result we were able to obtain a warrant from the Magistrates court which allowed us to enter the brothel while a closing down order was also issued by the Chief Superintendent.
“Following the initial warrant and closure notice – which was valid for 48 hours - we have been back to court to obtain an order which will keep the premises closed for a further three months.
“Some people may think that as the people involved are consenting adults then there shouldn’t be an issue but residents should not have to suffer Anti-Social Behaviour and have their lives blighted by the patrons or employees of such an establishment.
“We can take positive action against people making life a misery for others.”
Anyone with information on similar problems can contact Bedfordshire Police on the 101 number, or text information to 07786 200011.
Alternatively you can contact independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.