October 19, 2018 4.11 pm This story is over 65 months old

Three arrested over alleged Lincoln brothel

Work is being undertaken to safeguard the victims

Lincolnshire Police made three arrests and charged one person in relation to alleged brothels in Lincoln following a fortnight of national law enforcement activity.

Those arrested were two females, aged 52 and 31 and a man aged 62. The arrests and charge related to alleged brothels in Lincoln, police said.

The three people were arrested during a two week operation led by the National Crime Agency, which commenced on September 17.

NCA’s National Operation

The National Crime Agency released statistics on Thursday which highlighted that over 90 potential victims of slavery have been identified and 73 people were arrested.

Of those arrested, 24 were for modern slavery offences, 19 were for controlling prostitution, while the rest were for a variety of offences including conspiracy to rape, money laundering and immigration offences.

This follows a fortnight of law enforcement activity targeting modern slavery and human trafficking for the purposes of sexual exploitation.

The co-ordinated action took place in September and was led by the National Crime Agency’s Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Unit and involved 37 police forces from across the UK, as well as partners including Border Force and Immigration Enforcement.

Lincoln cases

Lincolnshire Police said they contributed to these figures along with various safeguarding visits and engagements.

A spokesperson for Lincolnshire Police said: “We have arrested and charged one with offences of modern slavery and identified a potential victim (a woman).

“In a separate investigation two arrests were made on suspicion of modern slavery offences. These individuals are currently released under investigation. A female victim (a woman) was identified and work undertaken to safeguard her.

“They were arrested during a two week National Operation led by the NCA which was for forces to focus on MSHT and sexual exploitation.”