Kent

Arrests in Maidstone after drugs and prostitution raid

Four people have been arrested during a raid by Kent Police investigating prostitution and drugs.

Officers carried out a search of a building in Lower Stone Street in Maidstone at about 21:00 BST on Friday.

Two men and a woman from Maidstone and a man from Folkestone were arrested by police.

All four people have been bail until 3 August. Police said there had been a rise in anti-social behaviour in Lower Stone Street in recent weeks.

A 29-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of supplying controlled substances and facilitating prostitution; a 43-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of fraud and facilitating prostitution; a 30-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of controlling prostitution and a 41-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possessing an offensive weapon.

Insp Simon Alland said: "This warrant formed part of our on-going work to tackle the supply and use of illegal substances in Maidstone."

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