"Popular" brothel raided by police

Southend Standard: "Popular" brothel raided by police "Popular" brothel raided by police

A BROTHEL, visited by more than 30 punters day, has been put out of action after it was raided by police.


Two women, both believed to be prostitutes, were arrested and one embarassed customer was led away by officers after the sex den was busted.


Police raided the tiny one-bedroom flat, which is directly behind the shops in Felmores End, Basildon, following a tip-off it was being used as a brothel called Nikki’s Massage.


On Thursday a team of police battered down the door of the sex den at around 11am.


Inside they found two women, one wearing just a basque, and a man thought to be a customer.


The living room of the tiny home - which is a privately owned property - had been turned into a makeshift sex den with a mattress on the floor, while both that room and a bedroom upstairs were littered with paraphernalia.


Officers seized various items including a “price list” outlining the various sexual acts offered by girls at the brothel and the price, sex toys, lubricants, uniforms and various racy outfits.


A female officer had to dress one of the women before both were led to the property in handcuffs.


The male customer, who was in his 50s, was not arrested but left with police to “help with their inquiries”.


While officers searched the tiny flat the phone - used by the brothel to book in their regular punters - was constantly ringing.


Sgt Simon Gray, who led the raid on the ground, hailed it a success.
He said: “This brothel has had an extremely negative impact on the local community.


“Fortunately in this case we received intelligence about this brothel and were able to act on it.


“We would urge anyone who has information about prostitution in the area to contact us and be assured that we will act on their information.”


Two women, aged 39 and 32, were arrested on suspicion of being concerned in running a brothel. Both remain in custody where they are being questioned by police.

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6:39pm Fri 16 Nov 12

Shoebury_Cyclist says...

Better they do their business behind closed doors than on the street.
Better they do their business behind closed doors than on the street. Shoebury_Cyclist
  • Score: 2

6:41pm Fri 16 Nov 12

Nebs says...

Everyone better sign in, just to prove that you're not the one helping the police with their enquiries.
Everyone better sign in, just to prove that you're not the one helping the police with their enquiries. Nebs
  • Score: 4

6:57pm Fri 16 Nov 12

pendulum says...

It's no secret there are quite a few brothels around the area and its better this stuff happens behind closed doors than in cars/woods/parks and other public places, maybe we should run a Think! campaign against the police, Think! about the consequences before you go in all guns blazing!
It's no secret there are quite a few brothels around the area and its better this stuff happens behind closed doors than in cars/woods/parks and other public places, maybe we should run a Think! campaign against the police, Think! about the consequences before you go in all guns blazing! pendulum
  • Score: 18

7:03pm Fri 16 Nov 12

Olivia2847 says...

pendulum wrote:
It's no secret there are quite a few brothels around the area and its better this stuff happens behind closed doors than in cars/woods/parks and other public places, maybe we should run a Think! campaign against the police, Think! about the consequences before you go in all guns blazing!
Good point, who tipped of Noddy and Charlie the Clown photographer. I notice that the high profile case - purely for research purposes - got off on a not guilty plea! We have very serious crime in Essex - was this really a priority - surely assisting shopkeepers who are faced with aggressive assaults on a daily basis not to mention burglaries and affray's which are not addressed by the Police until days afterwards! The police are a voice in the wilderness who need our support perhaps in this case misguided by revenge?
[quote][p][bold]pendulum[/bold] wrote: It's no secret there are quite a few brothels around the area and its better this stuff happens behind closed doors than in cars/woods/parks and other public places, maybe we should run a Think! campaign against the police, Think! about the consequences before you go in all guns blazing![/p][/quote]Good point, who tipped of Noddy and Charlie the Clown photographer. I notice that the high profile case - purely for research purposes - got off on a not guilty plea! We have very serious crime in Essex - was this really a priority - surely assisting shopkeepers who are faced with aggressive assaults on a daily basis not to mention burglaries and affray's which are not addressed by the Police until days afterwards! The police are a voice in the wilderness who need our support perhaps in this case misguided by revenge? Olivia2847
  • Score: 3

7:10pm Fri 16 Nov 12

Eric Whim says...

visited by more than 30 punters day


a day



per day
[quote] visited by more than 30 punters day[/quote] a day per day Eric Whim
  • Score: 3

7:44pm Fri 16 Nov 12

bongking says...

some people may need there service,
yes it is better to keep it behind closed doors, i might need there help to get it up when i am 60, i am shaw the police
can find better things to do like catching the scum breaking into homes!
some people may need there service, yes it is better to keep it behind closed doors, i might need there help to get it up when i am 60, i am shaw the police can find better things to do like catching the scum breaking into homes! bongking
  • Score: 6

8:01pm Fri 16 Nov 12

Olivia2847 says...

bongking wrote:
some people may need there service,
yes it is better to keep it behind closed doors, i might need there help to get it up when i am 60, i am shaw the police
can find better things to do like catching the scum breaking into homes!
Have to agree with you .....
[quote][p][bold]bongking[/bold] wrote: some people may need there service, yes it is better to keep it behind closed doors, i might need there help to get it up when i am 60, i am shaw the police can find better things to do like catching the scum breaking into homes![/p][/quote]Have to agree with you ..... Olivia2847
  • Score: 2

8:27pm Fri 16 Nov 12

Fat_Joe says...

shame on the police again, what harm are they doing? as long as they are here legally and pay tax like the rest of us, there are for more serious crimes in Essex for this amount of police time to be used, what a shame the police do not focus on the eastern european girls working from flats and even hotels like the campanile and travelodge, and shame on these hotels for allowing this to happen
shame on the police again, what harm are they doing? as long as they are here legally and pay tax like the rest of us, there are for more serious crimes in Essex for this amount of police time to be used, what a shame the police do not focus on the eastern european girls working from flats and even hotels like the campanile and travelodge, and shame on these hotels for allowing this to happen Fat_Joe
  • Score: 15

8:36pm Fri 16 Nov 12

Soouthchurch59 says...

Sounds like a real classy gaff....
Sounds like a real classy gaff.... Soouthchurch59
  • Score: 2

9:27pm Fri 16 Nov 12

leeharveyosmond says...

"A female officer had to dress one of the women before both were led to the property in handcuffs"

I'd hope that was meant to read 'led _from_ the property'.

And as for the handcuffs ... whose? Well-equipped brothels can be expected to offer a decent selection of their own ... or so I'm told.
"A female officer had to dress one of the women before both were led to the property in handcuffs" I'd hope that was meant to read 'led _from_ the property'. And as for the handcuffs ... whose? Well-equipped brothels can be expected to offer a decent selection of their own ... or so I'm told. leeharveyosmond
  • Score: 1

10:24pm Fri 16 Nov 12

SpiffSpaffington1984 says...

This is just a big misunderstanding was just walking past when my belt came undone and my trousers fell down and as i stopped to do them up i leant against a door and it swung open and i fell in and rolled across the floor and my money came out of my pocket and went everywhere and then all of a sudden the police came running in and got the wrong idea
This is just a big misunderstanding was just walking past when my belt came undone and my trousers fell down and as i stopped to do them up i leant against a door and it swung open and i fell in and rolled across the floor and my money came out of my pocket and went everywhere and then all of a sudden the police came running in and got the wrong idea SpiffSpaffington1984
  • Score: 10

10:48pm Fri 16 Nov 12

essex_oracle says...

Excellent work by the police, as these two women are a far-greater threat than muggers, rapists etc etc.

Still your statistics need to look good for the new commissioner!!
Excellent work by the police, as these two women are a far-greater threat than muggers, rapists etc etc. Still your statistics need to look good for the new commissioner!! essex_oracle
  • Score: 11

1:14am Sat 17 Nov 12

alert says...

Blimey ...this place has been running for a least 10 years ...I must say...Essex police are very quick at gathering evidence ..
Blimey ...this place has been running for a least 10 years ...I must say...Essex police are very quick at gathering evidence .. alert
  • Score: 6

5:39am Sat 17 Nov 12

rodgdodge says...

Maybe these customers were obtaining services they could not get ` at home`, without ` forcing` a partner against `their will`. Public service? Reducing ` domestic violence/intimidatio
n?
Maybe these customers were obtaining services they could not get ` at home`, without ` forcing` a partner against `their will`. Public service? Reducing ` domestic violence/intimidatio n? rodgdodge
  • Score: 5

5:45am Sat 17 Nov 12

rodgdodge says...

Since when are the police, arbiters of morality, carried out behind closed doors. As long as `minors and the vulnerable` are not involved, surely their time could be spent more profitably in other activities.
Maybe i`ts because the council does not get it`s cut in `business rates` ect. Presumable the energy ( heating ect) suppliers gain out of this as well! ` Living off immoral earnings`? Prosecute them as well?
Since when are the police, arbiters of morality, carried out behind closed doors. As long as `minors and the vulnerable` are not involved, surely their time could be spent more profitably in other activities. Maybe i`ts because the council does not get it`s cut in `business rates` ect. Presumable the energy ( heating ect) suppliers gain out of this as well! ` Living off immoral earnings`? Prosecute them as well? rodgdodge
  • Score: 9

8:57am Sat 17 Nov 12

Ellies Mum says...

"Blimey ...this place has been running for a least 10 years ...I must say...Essex police are very quick at gathering evidence .."........yes you can mock, but they did mount an extensive covert operation and apparently it took well over a thousand under cover visits from the law to ascertain the true nature of this enterprise.
"Blimey ...this place has been running for a least 10 years ...I must say...Essex police are very quick at gathering evidence .."........yes you can mock, but they did mount an extensive covert operation and apparently it took well over a thousand under cover visits from the law to ascertain the true nature of this enterprise. Ellies Mum
  • Score: 6

10:07am Sat 17 Nov 12

GentleGiant says...

These places do need to be closed. It is a shame the police allow others to carry on.

The problem is that many of the girls working there are illegal in this country and their bosses certainly do not declare the income earned.

Single girls working from home are fine to be honest - it is the gangs that run multiple locations and move the girls from flat to flat need to be stopped.
These places do need to be closed. It is a shame the police allow others to carry on. The problem is that many of the girls working there are illegal in this country and their bosses certainly do not declare the income earned. Single girls working from home are fine to be honest - it is the gangs that run multiple locations and move the girls from flat to flat need to be stopped. GentleGiant
  • Score: -5

10:40am Sat 17 Nov 12

smile~like~you~mean~it says...

We need to legalize prostitution in this country and regulate it like Holland does.
We need to legalize prostitution in this country and regulate it like Holland does. smile~like~you~mean~it
  • Score: 9

11:01am Sat 17 Nov 12

madmax1 says...

Great work Essex police! Now there will more street walkers.
Great work Essex police! Now there will more street walkers. madmax1
  • Score: 9

11:07am Sat 17 Nov 12

hotdog 999 says...

there must be lots of these places in essex that r not that hard to find so why go just after this one just look on the internet AdultWork.com
there must be lots of these places in essex that r not that hard to find so why go just after this one just look on the internet AdultWork.com hotdog 999
  • Score: 7

12:52pm Sat 17 Nov 12

Brunning999 says...

Eric Whim wrote:
visited by more than 30 punters day


a day



per day
'**** now' Yor English ain't that grate.
[quote][p][bold]Eric Whim[/bold] wrote: [quote] visited by more than 30 punters day[/quote] a day per day[/p][/quote]'**** now' Yor English ain't that grate. Brunning999
  • Score: 0

12:55pm Sat 17 Nov 12

Brunning999 says...

Eric Whim wrote:
visited by more than 30 punters day


a day



per day
'**** now' Yor English ain't that grate.

Okay I will alta it two 'come now'. Missing out the U.
[quote][p][bold]Eric Whim[/bold] wrote: [quote] visited by more than 30 punters day[/quote] a day per day[/p][/quote]'**** now' Yor English ain't that grate. Okay I will alta it two 'come now'. Missing out the U. Brunning999
  • Score: 1

1:07pm Sat 17 Nov 12

knobwash says...

It took the police 10 years to raid the place acting on intelligence received. Pretty rubbish intelligence network. The brothel was the worst kept secret in Basildon
It took the police 10 years to raid the place acting on intelligence received. Pretty rubbish intelligence network. The brothel was the worst kept secret in Basildon knobwash
  • Score: 1

2:30pm Sat 17 Nov 12

punterpride says...

police are very brave when it comes to targetting women but are so scared when it comes to real criminals such as rapists, drug dealers, terrorists, lucky for the police that dale cregan was'nt there
police are very brave when it comes to targetting women but are so scared when it comes to real criminals such as rapists, drug dealers, terrorists, lucky for the police that dale cregan was'nt there punterpride
  • Score: 2

4:47pm Sat 17 Nov 12

sosad 1 says...

Fat_Joe wrote:
shame on the police again, what harm are they doing? as long as they are here legally and pay tax like the rest of us, there are for more serious crimes in Essex for this amount of police time to be used, what a shame the police do not focus on the eastern european girls working from flats and even hotels like the campanile and travelodge, and shame on these hotels for allowing this to happen
joe iam sure they pay their taxes and are fire certifecatd them red things on wall are not fire exstingers no ihavenot been in there
[quote][p][bold]Fat_Joe[/bold] wrote: shame on the police again, what harm are they doing? as long as they are here legally and pay tax like the rest of us, there are for more serious crimes in Essex for this amount of police time to be used, what a shame the police do not focus on the eastern european girls working from flats and even hotels like the campanile and travelodge, and shame on these hotels for allowing this to happen[/p][/quote]joe iam sure they pay their taxes and are fire certifecatd them red things on wall are not fire exstingers no ihavenot been in there sosad 1
  • Score: 0

6:13pm Sat 17 Nov 12

letsgomad says...

Im really going to miss this brass house. Anyone know of any other ones nearby. Thanks
Im really going to miss this brass house. Anyone know of any other ones nearby. Thanks letsgomad
  • Score: 0

7:13pm Sat 17 Nov 12

alert says...

Ellies Mum wrote:
"Blimey ...this place has been running for a least 10 years ...I must say...Essex police are very quick at gathering evidence .."........yes you can mock, but they did mount an extensive covert operation and apparently it took well over a thousand under cover visits from the law to ascertain the true nature of this enterprise.
and was that paid for with the Basildon tax payers money or have they got their own funds to pay for over a Thousand visits !!!!
[quote][p][bold]Ellies Mum[/bold] wrote: "Blimey ...this place has been running for a least 10 years ...I must say...Essex police are very quick at gathering evidence .."........yes you can mock, but they did mount an extensive covert operation and apparently it took well over a thousand under cover visits from the law to ascertain the true nature of this enterprise.[/p][/quote]and was that paid for with the Basildon tax payers money or have they got their own funds to pay for over a Thousand visits !!!! alert
  • Score: 0

9:03am Sun 18 Nov 12

muffindamule says...

Nebs wrote:
Everyone better sign in, just to prove that you're not the one helping the police with their enquiries.
Well I'm here , Nebs. I'd have logged in sooner but I forgot my password.
[quote][p][bold]Nebs[/bold] wrote: Everyone better sign in, just to prove that you're not the one helping the police with their enquiries.[/p][/quote]Well I'm here , Nebs. I'd have logged in sooner but I forgot my password. muffindamule
  • Score: 2

11:09am Sun 18 Nov 12

muffindamule says...

I really don't see why the police had to rely on a tip off as Nikki's Massage has made no secret of its existence and advertises quite openly on the internet. For those interested, there is even a price list !

http://www.nikkismas
sage.co.uk/new/

I shall be enquiring as to whether they offer sex on the beach as a cocktail now that the Bas premises has been closed down.
I really don't see why the police had to rely on a tip off as Nikki's Massage has made no secret of its existence and advertises quite openly on the internet. For those interested, there is even a price list ! http://www.nikkismas sage.co.uk/new/ I shall be enquiring as to whether they offer sex on the beach as a cocktail now that the Bas premises has been closed down. muffindamule
  • Score: 6

12:21pm Sun 18 Nov 12

Druggie Scumbag says...

My word! It's not cheap. I recently had a visit to S.E. Asia and can say that the most expensive intimate massage on offer was the 'Soapy with prostrate and hot oil' performed by a very attractive lady who guaranteed a happy ending. This for the equivalent of about £30. I have to admit, I was tempted.
My word! It's not cheap. I recently had a visit to S.E. Asia and can say that the most expensive intimate massage on offer was the 'Soapy with prostrate and hot oil' performed by a very attractive lady who guaranteed a happy ending. This for the equivalent of about £30. I have to admit, I was tempted. Druggie Scumbag
  • Score: -1

3:00pm Sun 18 Nov 12

muffindamule says...

Druggie Scumbag wrote:
My word! It's not cheap. I recently had a visit to S.E. Asia and can say that the most expensive intimate massage on offer was the 'Soapy with prostrate and hot oil' performed by a very attractive lady who guaranteed a happy ending. This for the equivalent of about £30. I have to admit, I was tempted.
Yes, the prices are a bit stiff . Hard on those with a low income.
[quote][p][bold]Druggie Scumbag[/bold] wrote: My word! It's not cheap. I recently had a visit to S.E. Asia and can say that the most expensive intimate massage on offer was the 'Soapy with prostrate and hot oil' performed by a very attractive lady who guaranteed a happy ending. This for the equivalent of about £30. I have to admit, I was tempted.[/p][/quote]Yes, the prices are a bit stiff . Hard on those with a low income. muffindamule
  • Score: 2

5:47pm Sun 18 Nov 12

Carl2407 says...

Quote"“We would urge anyone who has information about prostitution in the area to contact us and be assured that we will act on their information.” Unquote

Why ? Prostitution is perfectly legal !
Quote"“We would urge anyone who has information about prostitution in the area to contact us and be assured that we will act on their information.” Unquote Why ? Prostitution is perfectly legal ! Carl2407
  • Score: 0

11:05am Mon 19 Nov 12

r6keith says...

Did they break the down down ? Seems excesive if they did.
Did they break the down down ? Seems excesive if they did. r6keith
  • Score: 0

8:19pm Mon 19 Nov 12

I_hate_scum! says...

One officer knocked her front door in while another went in through the rear...
One officer knocked her front door in while another went in through the rear... I_hate_scum!
  • Score: 0

9:43am Tue 20 Nov 12

E4fella says...

Why oh why are they breaking down this door. The reason is because they wanted the glory shot for the Echo newspaper. This is poor. What justification was there to go in all guns blazing. Totally wrong and unjustifiable.
Why oh why are they breaking down this door. The reason is because they wanted the glory shot for the Echo newspaper. This is poor. What justification was there to go in all guns blazing. Totally wrong and unjustifiable. E4fella
  • Score: 1

10:15am Tue 20 Nov 12

DogsMessInLeigh says...

pendulum wrote:
It's no secret there are quite a few brothels around the area and its better this stuff happens behind closed doors than in cars/woods/parks and other public places, maybe we should run a Think! campaign against the police, Think! about the consequences before you go in all guns blazing!
And you would welcome one next door to you would you..?
[quote][p][bold]pendulum[/bold] wrote: It's no secret there are quite a few brothels around the area and its better this stuff happens behind closed doors than in cars/woods/parks and other public places, maybe we should run a Think! campaign against the police, Think! about the consequences before you go in all guns blazing![/p][/quote]And you would welcome one next door to you would you..? DogsMessInLeigh
  • Score: -1

11:42am Tue 20 Nov 12

Fat_Joe says...

DogsMessInLeigh wrote:
pendulum wrote:
It's no secret there are quite a few brothels around the area and its better this stuff happens behind closed doors than in cars/woods/parks and other public places, maybe we should run a Think! campaign against the police, Think! about the consequences before you go in all guns blazing!
And you would welcome one next door to you would you..?
you have on your doorstep, you just dont know about it
[quote][p][bold]DogsMessInLeigh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pendulum[/bold] wrote: It's no secret there are quite a few brothels around the area and its better this stuff happens behind closed doors than in cars/woods/parks and other public places, maybe we should run a Think! campaign against the police, Think! about the consequences before you go in all guns blazing![/p][/quote]And you would welcome one next door to you would you..?[/p][/quote]you have on your doorstep, you just dont know about it Fat_Joe
  • Score: 0

11:07pm Tue 20 Nov 12

Antonius says...

Nebs wrote:
Everyone better sign in, just to prove that you're not the one helping the police with their enquiries.
I'm here, so is my wife :)
[quote][p][bold]Nebs[/bold] wrote: Everyone better sign in, just to prove that you're not the one helping the police with their enquiries.[/p][/quote]I'm here, so is my wife :) Antonius
  • Score: 0

11:11pm Tue 20 Nov 12

Antonius says...

The police always love a soft target......

Or perhaps I should re-phrase that ? :)
The police always love a soft target...... Or perhaps I should re-phrase that ? :) Antonius
  • Score: 2

8:45am Wed 21 Nov 12

AndyBSG says...

Nice to see the police raid was effective because it seems the brothel is already back up and running
Nice to see the police raid was effective because it seems the brothel is already back up and running AndyBSG
  • Score: 0

10:28am Wed 21 Nov 12

DogsMessInLeigh says...

Fat_Joe wrote:
DogsMessInLeigh wrote:
pendulum wrote:
It's no secret there are quite a few brothels around the area and its better this stuff happens behind closed doors than in cars/woods/parks and other public places, maybe we should run a Think! campaign against the police, Think! about the consequences before you go in all guns blazing!
And you would welcome one next door to you would you..?
you have on your doorstep, you just dont know about it
I checked,,could'nt see one.., just empty milk bottles.
[quote][p][bold]Fat_Joe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DogsMessInLeigh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pendulum[/bold] wrote: It's no secret there are quite a few brothels around the area and its better this stuff happens behind closed doors than in cars/woods/parks and other public places, maybe we should run a Think! campaign against the police, Think! about the consequences before you go in all guns blazing![/p][/quote]And you would welcome one next door to you would you..?[/p][/quote]you have on your doorstep, you just dont know about it[/p][/quote]I checked,,could'nt see one.., just empty milk bottles. DogsMessInLeigh
  • Score: 0

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