A woman who ran a brothel in Bradley Stoke has been ordered to repay £1,115 and given a one year community order.
An investigation was launched earlier this year after police received reports of men calling at an address in Boursland Close and that young women were also seen there.
Enquiries suggested the address was being used as a brothel.
Police were given a search warrant and subsequently, 46-year-old Jana Chmelickova was charged with keeping a brothel.
During the warrant £1,115 cash was found at the premises.
Jana Chmelickova appeared at Bristol Crown Court today and was given a one-year community order and subject to a curfew for three months.
The court heard that Chmelickova's benefit from crime was £1,115 and the cash was confiscated under the Proceeds of Crime Act.
We are committed to seizing any assets that criminals have gained as a result of crime. It is not acceptable that criminals benefit from illegal activities and we will relentlessly pursue them through the courts to ensure their money is taken. By doing this we show criminals that they will not benefit from crime and hopefully deter others from entering a life of crime.
– Dr Kirstie Cogram, the manager of the Financial Investigation Unit for Avon and Somerset police
The owner of a Somerset abattoir business caught up in the horsemeat scandal has denied doing anything wrong.
Tests revealed horses slaughtered by Stephen Potter contained a potentially harmful painkiller. He claims carcasses were being passed off as beef as long as 12 months ago and that a complete overhaul of the system which regulates the industry is needed.
Schools have today tried to reassure parents about the safety of pupils' meals in the wake of the horsemeat scare. In Bristol, some meals have been removed from the menu in secondary schools, as what the supplier calls "a precaution".
Meanwhile a food processing plant in the city has restarted full production after one of its products was withdrawn by Asda. Watch Bob Constantine's report.
The supplier of a supermarket bolognese sauce, which was taken off the shelves last week because it contained horse DNA, has re-started full production at its Bristol base after a "deep-clean" over the weekend.
Greencore, which makes convenience foods for supermarkets, has said all other products from the factory have tested negative.
The company has launched a full investigation into how the ASDA sauce contained nearly 5 per cent horse DNA.