A woman in her 50s was arrested and two sites in Stretford and Altrincham were closed by the authorities as part of an investigation into modern slavery.

It comes after Operation Avro, an operation which comes to a different district of Greater Manchester once a month, returned to Trafford on August 15.

On the day officers from GMP Trafford and their partners from Trafford Council's Community Safety, Environmental Health and Trading Standards teams raided a premises on Barton Road in Stretford. It purported to offer massages but intelligence suggested it offered "sexual services" for money. 

After a week officers and their partners raided another premises on Stamford New Road in Altrincham.

A woman in her 50s was arrested in connection with modern slavery and, after an application to Manchester Magistrates' Court, the sites in Stretford and Altrincham were closed by the authorities. A plan is in place to support any victims.

Inspector Scott Wolstenholme, of GMP Trafford, said: "Following intelligence we received in relation to our Operation Avro enquiries we have been able to attend another property in relation to our investigation around modern slavery.

"We have made an arrest in connection with this type of crime which severely exploits people's rights for someone else's gain. We understand it is an unreported issue so we want to make it clear we are determined to tackle it head on."

Overall, on August 15, the police arrested more than 20 people for a range of offences and seized items such as £20,000 in cash and two dangerous dogs, as well as drugs and weapons.

The day turned to different activities including a traffic operation in which there were more than 600 traffic offences, almost all of them for speeding and more than half of them in one location, which was not named by GMP Trafford. Also there more than 60 fines for other offences on the Metrolink.

Additionally there were patrols where anti-social behaviour is a problem, such as at Altrincham Interchange, and stalls where residents received advice on crime, such as at the Trafford Centre.

Anyone with information can contact police on 101 or the LiveChat on gmp.police.uk.

They can contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

This article was written by Jack Tooth. To contact him, email jack.tooth@newsquest.co.uk or follow @JTRTooth on Twitter.