The rescued women spoke little or no English and were taken to a place of safety. In January officers were receiving more than 40 complaints a month about sex workers in the Hightown area.
Police raided 15 places on Tuesday night where they found Romanian and Hungarian women, in their 20s, believed to be victims of sexual exploitation. The five men and four women are suspected of managing and controlling brothels, among other charges.
The searches, in Luton, were part of an investigation into human trafficking, exploitation and modern day slavery. Officers seized substantial amounts of cash and at one property three officers were attacked with pepper spray.
Andrew Neil went over the legal situation, before Labour MEP Mary Honeyball explained why she wants Britain to follow other nations and change the laws. They include six Romanians, one Hungarian and one Briton and are in custody at Luton police station.
But following a year-long crackdown that has now fallen to about seven. Anna Todd spent the evening with officers patrolling Luton.
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