Coventry & Warwickshire

Women taken from Coventry 'brothel' in trafficking sting

Three women have been removed from a suspected brothel as part of an operation tackling human trafficking.

West Midlands Police searched an address in Harnall Lane, Stoke in Coventry on Thursday following complaints from residents.

Three eastern European women were identified as potential victims of sexual exploitation, police said.

Two men, aged 28 and 34, were arrested at the address on suspicion of managing a brothel.

The women are currently receiving support from health services and other agencies.

Sgt John Davenport said: "We were able to take this action because local residents reported their concerns to us."

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