THREE women have been arrested in Birkenhead on suspicion of illegal money lending.

The women – aged 33, 35 and 67 - were arrested this morning, Wednesday, after The England Illegal Money Lending Team, working in partnership with Wirral Council, executed warrants at two residential addresses

The suspects are currently in custody being questioned by the officers from the team.

A significant amount of cash and documentary evidence was found during a search of the addresses.

More follows.