Appeal over defendants with Eastbourne link

Peter Toth
Peter Toth

Home Office immigration enforcement crime investigators have issued an appeal for information about the whereabouts of two defendants who have links to Eastbourne.

Hungarian nationals Istvan Toth and Peter Toth are due to stand trial next month, having been charged in relation to an investigation into the alleged trafficking of women for the purposes of prostitution.

A judge issued a warrant for their arrest after they failed to attend Hove Crown Court for a pre-trial review hearing on Friday September 13. The trial is due to start on Monday October 28.

The men, who are brothers, have connections to Eastbourne but may also be in the Woolwich area of south east London or Margate in Kent.

Istvan Toth, 34, is white, 5ft 10ins, stocky with a bald head. He is usually well dressed and speaks with a Hungarian accent.

Peter Toth, 28, is white, 5ft 9ins, slim, with brown eyes, short brown hair, a slight beard and speaks with a Hungarian accent. He also usually wears glasses.

Anyone with information should call 01293 501727 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 quoting Operation Amber.