Police close brothel in Bognor Regis

THREE women will report to police next month after an alleged Bognor Regis brothel was closed by police.

The females aged 28, 33 and 37 were arrested on suspicion of committing offences in relation to the Sexual Offences Act 1956 and bailed until January 26.

The location of the premises has only been described by police as close to the town centre.

Sergeant Christian Thomas said: “The action taken has demonstrated that police take residents’ concerns very seriously and aim to solve such problems as soon as possible.

“We are committed to ensuring the lives of local residents are not affected by nuisance addresses such as this.

“We urge anyone who suspects a brothel to be operating in their neighbourhood to report it to the police by calling their local neighbourhood policing team on 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

The suspected brothel was raided by officers from Bognor’s neighbourhood policing team to the surprise of a number of potential clients.

Concerns about the use of the building had been raised by the local community.

Officers received allegatons the premises, which offered oriental massage, was being used as a brothel.

Men were said to be continually visiting there at different times of the day and night.