A man has escaped with a caution after members of the public reported a brothel in a Sussex town.

At 7pm yesterday police visited an attended an address in Hastings following up information from the public that it was being used as a brothel.

A man and woman were arrested at the address, which police have not provided, on suspicion of causing or inciting prostitution.

The man was cautioned for this offence and the woman was released without charge. PC Simon Barden said: “Along with other officers from the neighbourhood policing team we took swift and decisive action to attend the address and deal positively with the people found on the premises.”