‘Massage stickers’ lead to brothel in Barking

A bed found inside the brother in Barking. Picture: LBBD

A bed found inside the brother in Barking. Picture: LBBD - Credit: LBBD

This is one of the beds found in a brothel that has been uncovered in Barking.

The dicovery was made after the council’s enforcement team were alerted to two women putting up ‘massage stickers’ to street furniture in the town centre.

The women were then traced back to Sunningdale Avenue and an investigation later revealed the property had been turned into a brothel.

The two women were each given £75 Fixed Penalty Notices and the police will be “taking action in relation to the operation of a brothel”.

Legal action will also taken against the landlord as there property was in disrepair and was a fire hazard, according to the council.

Cllr Margaret Mullane, cabinet member for enforcement and community safety, said: “This has once again showed the importance of having CCTV cameras across our borough and we are able to identify anyone who is breaking the law.

“This has also led to us discovering an illegal brothel and we will now be taking the strongest possible action against the landlord.”