Essex

Illegal workers found at brothels in Colchester

Three women found during raids on brothels in Essex have been arrested after they were found to be immigration offenders.

The UK Border Agency searched two properties in George Williams Way and East Hill, Colchester, on Tuesday.

A 35-year-old from Thailand and a Malaysian, 49, had overstayed their visas. A 46-year-old from China was in breach of a visitor's visa.

Both premises were closed down during the operation.

Arrangements are being made to remove the women from the UK, the Border Agency said.

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