Sussex Police arrest a man in Brighton for exploitation offences
Officers were called to a property in the Hollingdean area of Brighton on Friday to report a woman had been assaulted by a man.
The victim said the man forcibly held her captive at the property on several occasions through violence and intimidation.
Officers present identified a suspect from the victim’s description and he was quickly traced to an address in Southwick that afternoon.
A woman found on the Southwick property also reported being mistakenly jailed by the suspect.
She was guarded by the police.
A 32-year-old man of no fixed address was arrested on suspicion of actual physical harm, two counts of false imprisonment, participating in the criminal activities of an organized crime group, making death threats, intentional strangulation, stalking with fear of violence and failing to appear in court.
He was remanded in custody to appear in court today on an outstanding non-appearance warrant.
Chief Inspector Michelle Palmer-Harris said: “This has been an excellent job by our officers in proving once again that there is no substitute for local knowledge.
“After the first call, they were able to quickly identify and locate a suspect, which means two vulnerable people have now been protected.
“I would like to commend everyone involved for their proactive response and reiterate Sussex Police’s commitment to protecting the most vulnerable in our communities.”
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