Eighth arrest in Hertfordshire in trafficking inquiry

An eighth person has been arrested and released on bail in connection with an operation targeting prostitution and people trafficking.

The 45-year-old man was held in Hertfordshire on Friday on suspicion of conspiracy to traffic people for sex.

He was also questioned on suspicion of conspiracy to keep a brothel and will return to Ipswich police station on 6 September.

Raids were carried out in Ipswich, Norwich, Swindon, Essex and Devon.

Police said five suspected victims were found following the searches, three of them in Ipswich, and are now being helped by specially-trained staff.

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