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Police try to seize £20,000 from fugitive Highgate brothel madam

PUBLISHED: 13:17 21 December 2012

On the run: Tugba Atila.

On the run: Tugba Atila.

MARK LARNER

Officers are trying to seize almost £20,000 from a Highgate brothel manager who is still on the run from police.

Tugba Atila was sentenced to three years in prison for running a string of brothels “like a dictator”, but fled before she could be sent down.

Police are trying to seize £19,490 of her assets through the courts, with the next hearing set to take place on January 4 at Westminster Magistrates Court.

Atila, from Ridgeway Gardens, ran a dozen bordellos in Tottenham and Wood Green staffed by cash-strapped women from eastern Europe who serviced local Turkish men.

The brothel madam is still being hunted by the police after failing to show up at Southwark Crown Court on February 3.

A police spokeswoman said Atila was still a “wanted” woman.

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