Search

Three arrested in human trafficking and slavery operation

PUBLISHED: 17:08 27 November 2017 | UPDATED: 08:36 28 November 2017

Norfolk Police . Photo:: James Bass.

Norfolk Police . Photo:: James Bass.

Archant Norfolk Photographic © 2014

Police have arrested three men after an operation targeting people involved in modern day slavery and human trafficking.

The raid happened on Monday morning at a business on Station Street after police received information that a number of workers had been trafficked and were being exploited.

Following the raid, six workers were taken to a reception centre and will be given support by police and other agencies.

The men, two aged in their 30s and one in his 40s, have been taken to King’s Lynn Police Investigation Centre, where they’ll be questioned in connection with modern slavery offences.

Officers were supported by a number of agencies including National Crime Agency, HM Revenue and Customs, Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority, Salvation Army, as well as Norfolk County Council and Breckland District Council.

If you suspect modern day slavery is taking place contact the police on 101 or to give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online.

Other news

32 minutes ago

Calls have been made to encourage more women to become firefighters after it emerged that 97pc in Norfolk are men.

Overcrowding at Norfolk’s prisons is forcing prisoners to share cells, eating, sleeping and even using the toilet in spaces designed for one.

Musings from the Mayor of Watton Tina Kiddell.

Yesterday, 19:12

A man claimed he was pressurised into becoming involved in a cannabis growing operation in Breckland, which had a potential street value of more than £70,000, a court heard.

Most Read

Musings from the Mayor of Watton Tina Kiddell.

Read more
Claire Bowes
Yesterday, 19:12

A man claimed he was pressurised into becoming involved in a cannabis growing operation in Breckland, which had a potential street value of more than £70,000, a court heard.

Read more
Stephen Holt
Yesterday, 11:15

Blood donors in Norfolk are being urged to come forward ahead of new appointment slots.

Read more
NHS
Friday, August 17, 2018

Swaffham town councillors have agreed to apply for a £6 million government loan to fund the development of 51 new homes.

Read more
Swaffham Town Council
Friday, August 17, 2018

The Heritage at Risk Programme (HAR) was launched by Historic England and is used to help assess the overall state of the country’s heritage sites.

Read more
Ministry of Defence

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 24°C

min temp: 15°C

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Watton and Swaffham Times e-edition today
E-edition

Show Job Lists

Newsletter Sign Up

Watton and Swaffham Times weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy