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Eight people have been arrested after a Lancashire Police investigation into a historic sex trafficking ring in Preston.

The investigation has revealed a Romanian sex trafficking operation in Preston, Blackburn and Burnley that’s been operating in recent years.

The group were controlling a series of women across the county and prostituting them out to people. Lancashire Police’s East Exploitation Team conducted the experiment in February and March.

The force’s enquiries were labelled as “Operation Brixton”. Eight people have since been arrested.

The following people have been arrested;

Razvan ZIDARU (02/04/1990) of Douglas Place Blackburn charged with Human Trafficking and controlling prostitution.

Valentina CRETU (female) (20/07/1989) of Douglas Place Blackburn charged with Human Trafficking and controlling prostitution.

Valentin GHELASE (12/01/1985) of Feilden Street Blackburn charged with Human Trafficking and controlling prostitution.

Mihaela BARBIERU (male) (26/07/1988), of Feilden Street Blackburn charged with Human Trafficking and controlling prostitution.

Marius SERBAN (27/07/1981) of Castelton Road, Preston charged with Human Trafficking and controlling prostitution.

Valentin CARAMAN (29/01/1982) of Oakenhurst Road, Blackburn charged with Human Trafficking and controlling prostitution.

Stefan ION (16/09/1987) of Wensley Road, Blackburn charged with Human Trafficking and controlling prostitution.

Tahir MAQSOOD (05/05/1969), of Newcastle Street, Blackburn charged with allowing premises to be used as brothel.

They will face trial and appear before the court in December.






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