Three men have been arrested on suspicion of controlling prostitution and money-laundering after early morning raids.

Flats in north Kent, including Swanscombe, were visited by police on Monday (July 23).

The men arrested are aged, 27, 33 and 34.

A spokesman for Kent Police said: “Detectives have arrested three north Kent residents suspected of running a prostitution ring in London.

“Search warrants were carried out at three separate addresses in Swanscombe and Northfleet as part of an investigation by officers from the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate.”

The suspects remain in custody while police continue their enquiries.