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Hounslow brothel owners who restarted the business while on police bail jailed

The brothel owners thought reopening the business after police raided their premises was a good idea

A brothel was ran from 33 Kingsley Road in Hounslow, near Hounslow East Station for around six years(Image: Google)

Hounslow brothel owners who reopened their £400,000 business while on police bail have been jailed

The brothel which had been running for years at 33 Kingsley Road in Hounslow was raided by police on June 28, 2016.

Police arrested six people, who were released on bail, but they soon reopened the brothel before moving to a different address in Woodridge Close, Bedfont.

Police raided the second brothel in 153 Woodridge Close, Bedfont on November 16, 2016.

The second brothel was operated from 153 Woodridge Close in Bedfont for a short time before police raided it

Carl Smith, a 55-year-old man who claimed to be a bus driver, owned and ran the brothel with his partner, Tasleem Yasim, 47.

The couple are thought to have earned more than £400,000 in the six years they ran the brothels and were both sentenced to 27 months in prison at Isleworth Crown Court on June 14.

Clare Gill, 36, Katherine Myles, 34, and Zoe Fenwick, 31, worked at the brothel as "maids" but were managing the day to day operations there.

The trio were each given sentences of nine, eight and six months respectively, all suspended for two years.

The brothel owners and operators were sentenced at Isleworth Crown Court

Archibold Mensah, a 28-year-old "security man" who supplied cannabis, has been jailed for a total term of eight months after activating a prior suspended sentence.

He was jailed at Isleworth Crown Court on July 13.

Raj Clare, CPS reviewing lawyer, said: "Some of the operators of this brothel claimed they did not know that helping to run a brothel was illegal but after being arrested and while on police bail they simply carried on.

"They made significant sums of money, providing instructions to sex workers, arranging rotas and arranging to sell cannabis.

"If you profit from running a brothel, you are breaking the law and will face prosecution."

Footage below shows belows shows an unrelated brothel which was shut down in Southall:

Smith was charged with conspiracy to keep a brothel.

Yasin was charged with the same as Smith, as well as offered to supply cocaine, possessing amphetamine and possessing cannabis.

Gill was charged with conspiracy to keep a brothel, offered to supply cannabis, possessing cannabis, and possessing cocaine.

 

Myles was charged with conspiracy to keep a brothel, offered to supply cannabis, possessing amphetamine, and possessing cannabis.

Mensah was charged with possessing cannabis and offered to supply cocaine.

Fenwick was charged with conspiracy to keep a brothel.

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