Arrests after women found in Down house

Published Wednesday, 20 August 2014
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Two men have been arrested after police took three women from a house in Bangor, Co Down to a place of safety.

Arrests after women found in Down house
A property was searched in Holborn Court. (© UTV)

The pair, aged 25 and 38, were detained after police raided a house in the Holborn Court area of the town on Wednesday.

They were arrested on suspicion of a number of offences linked to suspected people trafficking and prostitution.

The officer leading the operation, Detective Inspector Harry Colgan, said: "Three women in their twenties, who we believe may have been trafficked into Northern Ireland, have been taken from the property to a place of safety and they will be interviewed in due course by specially trained officers and provided with all of the support they may require."

The arrested men have been taken to a local police station for questioning.

They remained in custody on Wednesday night.

There are no further details at this time.

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4 Comments
Catriona in Bangor wrote (97 days ago):
Tightening up border controls will not solve the problem of prostitution, it will just change the demographic of the prostitute. The root problem here is sex trafficking, not immigration.
norman.d in bangor wrote (98 days ago):
We have lost control of our borders that's why its easy for these people to bring young women into the country and exploit them for making money its time to tighten up our border controls
Anne in Ards wrote (98 days ago):
Horrific that this is taking place on our own doorstep !! Everyone has a rite to freedom of choice and to endure this is horrendous god bless them.
Sandra johnston in Bangor wrote (98 days ago):
Please God these girls get the help n support they need .
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