Raid on suspected Leeds brothel

Two women were arrested when police raided a suspected brothel in a luxury city centre riverside apartment complex.

The City Neighbourhood Policing Team (NPT) swooped on the flat at Langton's Wharf,Leeds, shortly midday on Wednesday and detained the women aged 30 and 29 on suspicion of managing a brothel.

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Paraphernalia associated with the sex industry was found within the address and after being interviewed the two women were released on bail pending further enquiries.

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The additional investigations will include a separate financial inquiry to establish exactly where any money made from suspected criminality is going. If officers can trace any cash or assets and successfully argue that these have been acquired through crime, they could be confiscated under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.

The arrests were made after officers received information from concerned local residents about activities at the address.

Chief Inspector Vernon Francis, responsible for policing in Leeds city centre, said: "These arrests are a prime example of how seriously we take the concerns of local people, and demonstrate that we're always willing to act on the information we receive."

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