EIGHT people have been charged with trafficking women for sexual exploitation and managing brothels following a police crackdown on organised crime.

Alex Breier, aged 41, Alexne Breier aged 42, Andrea Bakus aged 30 and Krisztian Breier aged 21, all of Wolfenden Street, Bolton, Erica Bogdan aged 40 and Csaba Androvics aged 25, both of Rawsthorne Avenue, Bolton and Katalyn Bogdan aged 38 and Zoltan Karpati aged 31, both of Crosston Street, Bolton were all charged yesterday.

They are due to appear at Bolton Crown Court on April 7.

The charges formed part of a five-day operation called Challenger which began on Monday with the aim of disrupting organised crime in Greater Manchester.