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Woman, 55, arrested in Cambridge on suspicion of running brothel

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A woman has been arrested on suspicion of running a brothel in Cambridge.

Cambridgeshire Police say the woman was arrested last night (Monday) by officers “on proactive patrol”.

A police spokesperson said officers were patrolling the Histon Road area of Cambridge at 7pm yesterday (20 February) when they visited a flat.

“On entering they suspected it may be a brothel, and a 55-year-old woman from Cambridge was arrested,” said the spokesperson.

The woman remains in custody at Parkside Police Station.

Sergeant Carl Fillary said: “Although this arrest was made after proactive patrols by officers, members of the public can also play a vital role in helping us to tackle sexual exploitation, modern slavery and labour exploitation.

“Information helps us to build a picture of what is happening and could help us safeguard potential victims.

“If anyone has any suspicions at all in their local area then we’d urge them to report them to us.”

Warning signs of modern slavery or exploitation include people:

  • Not being able to come and go as they wish
  • Being under 18 and providing commercial sex acts
  • Working in the commercial sex industry and having a pimp/manager
  • Being unpaid or paid very little
  • Working excessively long or unusual hours
  • Not being allowed breaks
  • Owning a large debt and being unable to pay it off
  • Being recruited through false promises



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