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Last Updated: Saturday, 1 October 2005, 11:42 GMT 12:42 UK
Three in court on brothel charge
A police officer leads a woman from Cuddles
Police raided the premises on Thursday evening
Three people arrested during a raid on a massage parlour in Birmingham have appeared in court.

Nineteen women were led from Cuddles on Hagley Road on Thursday evening by a special task force of female officers.

Carl Pritchett, aged 52, was remanded in custody, while Susan Richards, 50, and Nathan Langston, 22, were given unconditional bail on Saturday.

All three are charged with being concerned with the management of a brothel and return to court on Friday.

Mr Prichett, of Holbeache Road, Wall Heath, Ms Richards, of Smithy Lane, Brierley Hill, and Mr Langston, of The Parade, Dudley are also charged with a firearms offence and appeared at Warley Magistrates' Court on Saturday morning.

Mr Pritchett is also charged with being in possession of an offensive weapon.

A police spokeswoman said six of the women removed from the premises have been handed over to immigration officials, the rest have been released.

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