East london pre-olympics prostitution arrests 'worrying'
The potential victims were taken to a "place of safety", and the suspects, 14 men and three women, remain in custody. Tower Hamlets Council said: "Where they [sex workers] aren't willing to work with us, we are taking enforcement action against them.
Home Office figures arress 70 brothels were raided in those boroughs between January and Augustwith another 33 targeted in Westminster and Camden. Seventeen people have been arrested in early morning raids across east London in an international human trafficking investigation. A dedicated Met team was "closely monitoring" the Olympic boroughs to prevent people-trafficking, the statement added.
They remain in custody in a central London police station. A Metropolitan Police statement said: "Police in Tower Hamlets, the local authority and the charity scheme Safe Exit have worked together over the last 12 months, unprompted by the Games, to respond to specific issues identified by the local community that are linked to on-street prostitution and associated anti-social behaviour. Det Ch Insp Richard McDonagh, said: "The Met recognises the seriousness of modern slavery and the devastation it brings to people's lives.
A crackdown on prostitution in east London ahead of the Olympics is making sex workers on the street "vulnerable arressts crime", a charity has said. The suspects, who were aged between 17 and 50, were held on suspicion of modern slavery, controlling prostitution, Class A drug offences and firearm offences relating to a stun gun.
The charity said it worried that bail conditions. A total of 37 arrests were made between January and 15 November in that year.
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A spokesman for Romanian police in the UK said: "Romanian police officers working shoulder to shoulder with our British partners is a great achievement, a proof of our mutual permanent support and a great professional reward. More on proshitution story. Payne praise for vice campaigners.
But in the rest of London a total of 29 raids took place during that time. Assembly Member Andrew Boff, who compiled the report, said: "We know there is a concentration of police activity in the Olympic boroughs Miriam Merkova, manager for Toynbee Hall's Safe Protitution, which works on street prostitution, said: "We are concerned that in the lkndon to the Olympics, increased levels of enforcement and new bail conditions imposed london prostitution arrests women have made them more vulnerable to crime and violence.
A total of 29 women aged 20 to 40 were rescued in the operation by the Met, supported by officers from Romania.
Toynbee Hall said it was worried about Tower Hamlets, where 48 arrests have been made since January, and Newham, which saw 21 arrests in two months. The Metropolitan Police said it acted "in response to community concerns" and not because of the Olympics.
Over the past 18 months, in Newham alone 80 brothels have been closed.