Woman arrested after raid on suspected brothel in Maidenhead

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James Preston

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A 38-year-old woman has been arrested following a raid on a suspected brothel in the centre of Maidenhead.

Police raided a flat in Regents Court, in King Street, this morning and arrested the woman on suspicion of managing a brothel. She is in police custody.

The raid was carried out with the support of UK Border Agency staff and officers were accompanied by members of the Rahab charity, which helps to care for women affected by prostitution, human trafficking and sexual exploitation.

The flat has been served with a temporary 48-hour closure notice while officers seek a closure order in court.

PC Philip Collings, based at Maidenhead police station, said: “This was a successful outcome for the warrant and we appreciate the patience of the local community during the operation.

“We are working closely with our partners as the investigation progresses and will seek to apply for a closure order for the premises. In the meantime, if anyone has any concerns or information relating to the warrant, please call police on the non-emergency number 101.

“Alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

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