A pub in Altrincham has been closed down and two people have been arrested due to "significant evidence" that the pub was being used to offer sexual services.

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) have shared today (Wednesday, February 21) that a closure order has been issued to the Railway Pub on Manchester Road in Altrincham.

Officers were said to have carried out a search warrant at the pub, which sits at the entrance to Altrincham Retail Park in Broadheath, along with members of Trafford Council's Community Safety Team.

During the warrant, "significant evidence" was found at the premises which indicated that the pub was being used "to offer sexual services for reward" and that a vulnerable woman, who had been trafficked from outside of Trafford to work there, was found at the premises.

GMP said two people have been arrested on suspicion of crimes relating to controlling prostitution for gain.

Today, magistrates issued an order on application from the council, which means the premises will close for three months.

Police said a review of the premises licence will now be requested.

A sign placed on the front door of the pub reads: "These premises have been issued with a closure order to prevent nuisance and disorder.

"Trafford Community Safety Partnership takes action to protect local communities from the harm caused by crime and anti-social behaviour."