Woman rescued after police shut down alleged brothel in Farley Hill

A woman has been rescued after police shut down a suspected brothel in Luton.

Saturday, 27th March 2021, 4:47 pm
Updated Saturday, 27th March 2021, 4:48 pm
Milton Road

The address in Milton Road, Luton, was temporarily closed by the courts on Thursday, after officers discovered suspicious activity while on patrol.

One woman was safeguarded and offered support as part of the operation.

Inspector Fiona Dawson said: “This was excellent work by our officers to spot the premises, safeguard a woman and apply for a closure order.

“Bedfordshire Police will not tolerate the exploitation of vulnerable people by organised crime and we will continue our work with local partners to offer support to victims and offer them a way out.

“We would urge members of our community to look out for signs of suspected brothels and to report any suspicious activity to us. A volume of people, particularly men, seen coming and going from the same address, constantly closed curtains and security cameras can be signs to look out for.

“Each report feeds into a wider intelligence picture and helps us to catch those responsible and to also protect vulnerable people.”

If you believe someone is a victim of sexual exploitation or other forms of modern day slavery, report it to the police by visiting their online reporting centre or by calling 101.