Police raid a number of properties in Peterborough in connection with human trafficking

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Police in Peterborough have targeted a number of properties across the city in a clamp down on human trafficking.

Police have teamed up with Peterborough City Council to carry out the operation.

Officers have issued a warning to the public who may be concerned at an increase in police presence around the city today.

A spokesmnan said: “The public should be aware of a planned police presence in Peterborough this morning as part of a human trafficking operation.”

Police say further details will be issued later in the day.

Last June six people were arrested in Peterborough and London in relation to the human trafficking of more than 100 women.

The arrests were made in relation to alleged sexual exploitation, controlling prostitution and money laundering offences.

A police spokesman said 10 people were rescued during dawn raids following police visits to more than 15 brothels.