PICTURES show police teams raiding a suspected brothel in Basildon.

The Basildon Town Centre Team, which recently celebrated its one-year anniversary, raided the home in Butneys.

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The police seized several phones and spoke to a man they found at the property.

Evidence of a brothel – including a document believed to be an appointment book – is being reviewed.

The team, led by Sergeant Paul Hogben, carried out the warrant on Friday July 17.

He said: "Town centre teams do more than just patrol the high street. We're here to predominantly solve problems that affect the town centre.

"That may be shoplifting, but that's also anti-social behaviour, drugs, and in this case a potential brothel."

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An officer examines some shoes 

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A knuckleduster found on a table

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An officer upturns a bed

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Searching the cupboards