Suspected traffickers have 'Eastbourne and Margate links'

Istvan and Peter Toth
Image caption Immigration investigators have issued an appeal for information about the brothers' whereabouts

Two men charged in connection with trafficking of women for prostitution are being sought after failing to appear at Hove Crown Court.

Home Office staff said Hungarians Istvan and Peter Toth had links to Eastbourne, Sussex, but could also be in Woolwich, London, or Margate, Kent.

The brothers are due to face trial on 28 October.

The Home Office said the pair failed to attend court for a pre-trial review hearing on 13 September.

A judge issued warrants for their arrest.

Immigration enforcement crime investigators have now issued an appeal for information about the defendants' whereabouts, a spokesman said.

Istvan Toth, 34, is described as white, bald, about 5ft 10ins (1.77m) with a stocky build, usually well-dressed, and speaking with a Hungarian accent.

Peter Toth, 28, is described as white, about 5ft 9ins (1.75m), with a slim build, brown eyes, short brown hair, slight beard and a Hungarian accent, and usually wearing glasses.

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