Bedfordshire Police have closed a suspected brothel in The Boundary, Bedford and safeguarded three women and two men after securing a property closure order.
Officers carried out a warrant on the property on Wednesday evening, which is believed to have been used as a brothel and was causing anti-social behaviour issues in the area.
The closure order was granted by magistrates the next day.
Inspector Paul Ayling, from the Bedford community team, said: “We are happy with the court’s decision to put a closure order on this property.
“We continue to protect vulnerable people and are dedicated to keeping our communities safe. We won’t tolerate the exploitation of people and will do all we can to tackle those responsible.
“We want to reiterate how important it is that people to come forward to report anti-social behaviour in their neighbourhoods so we can take action and tackle these issues.”
Bedfordshire Police ask anyone to report anti-social issues in their area via 101. Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Always call 999 in an emergency.