Two held in sex trafficking probe
Police investigating sex trafficking have made two arrests linked to the disappearance of teenage girls from social services care.
A 34-year-old British man and a 25-year-old Nigerian woman were detained in Enfield, north London, on suspicion of trafficking.
The man was also arrested on suspicion of abduction.
They were targeted as part of an investigation into alleged trafficking of young women from West Africa into Europe for sexual exploitation.
The arrests were linked to the disappearance of two teenage girls from care in Worthing, West Sussex, in March, the Home Office said.
Chief immigration officer Jonathan Bush, from the UK Border Agency, said: "We believe we have disrupted a significant organised crime group suspected of being involved in the trafficking of young women into Europe through London.
"We have made two arrests at the address we visited. Today's arrests were part of a six-month investigation. That investigation will continue with the evidence we have seized today."
The pair are being questioned at police stations in London.