Police conducting an anti-slavery operation rescued 17 individuals throughout daybreak raids on Wednesday.

5 addresses had been raided in Larger Manchester together with an extra two addresses searched later. One property was a takeaway.

Specialists from Larger Manchester Police (GMP) and the British Pink Cross are with these rescued.

Two males have been arrested on suspicion of offences underneath the Trendy Slavery Act 2015.

Police raided five addresses in the city


Police raided 5 addresses within the metropolis

Detective Inspector Chris Potter, of GMP’s Metropolis of Manchester Division, mentioned: “Warrants like these are completely essential in disrupting those that benefit from individuals for reasonable labour, exploit their willingness to work and utterly disregard their proper to dwell in a clear and secure setting.

“Our utmost precedence is safeguarding these individuals we consider to be exploited and ensure they’ve full entry to the suitable help.

“Now, we’ll give attention to inspecting the objects we have recovered in our searches and intelligence we have gathered according to our wider investigation, however we’d like individuals who have any info in anyway or those that have noticed the indicators of contemporary slavery to get in contact with us.

“It is taking place as we speak, and in your space. Assist us make it a factor of the previous.”

The raids got here after officers obtained a report in June that a man had been assaulted and trafficked to work within the UK in unacceptable circumstances.

Police arrange a contemporary slavery co-ordination unit in Larger Manchester in 2015 to sort out the rising downside of crimes of slavery, human trafficking and exploitation.

Anybody with info ought to contact police on 0161 856 6198 or the unbiased charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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