Police have closed down a brothel in Luton after securing a court order.
Bedfordshire officers attended an address in Limbury Road which was believed to have been used as a brothel.
Police say three people found in the property were safeguarded and offered appropriate support.
A three month closure order has been issued.
“It is our priority to protect vulnerable people and we are dedicated to keeping our communities safe. Illegal sex-trade won’t be tolerated in our county and we will continue to crack down on the perpetrators.
“We are happy with the court’s decision to put a long term closure order on the location.
“We would also like to encourage people to come forward to report anti-social behaviour in their neighbourhoods.”
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There are major delays and cancellations on the region's rail services this morning following yesterday's lightning strikes.
There are no trains running between Norwich and Ely after overhead wires were damaged. Engineers are also working on issues with lines running into London Liverpool Street.
Luton is among 12 places across England to be chosen for a pilot project to encourage more people to use their local swimming pools.
Sport England is trying to encourage communities to be more active.
Almost 300 thousand pounds has been awarded to Luton Borough council for the one year project.
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Police have released CCTV images of two people they would like to speak to in connection with a hate crime incident in Luton.
It happened on the 25 May when a man was approached by two men in Dallow Road.
The men used offensive language, directed towards the victim, which is believed to be racially motivated.
PC Craig Pearce, investigating, said: “This was a nasty and unprovoked incident which we believe was motivated by hate. Hate crime is not acceptable in our society and we will not tolerate this kind of behaviour.
“We are keen to speak with the men in the photographs as we believe they may have key information could help with our investigation. If you recognise any of the men please get in touch.”
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