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Two arrested in Gedney over human trafficking

A 42-year-old man and 35-year-old woman have been arrested on suspicion of human trafficking offences in Gedney.

The suspects were questioned following the operation in Gedney yesterday morning (Wednesday).

Both have been released under investigation pending further enquiries.

Crime news (5308784)
Crime news (5308784)

Six people believed to have been trafficked in to Lincolnshire for work in the food services sector were identified at the address and police are now investigating.

The Lincolnshire Police operation was supported by the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA), Immigration Enforcement, HM Revenue and Customs and South Holland District Council.

Anyone who suspects someone is being trafficked or exploited should report their concerns immediately. You can get in touch with police or call the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority's dedicated intelligence team on 0800 4320804.

Coun Christine Lawton, portfolio holder for housing and health at South Holland District Council, supported the operation, saying: "This was a well-planned and successful operation and we were proud to assist Lincolnshire Police and the GLAA with carrying it out.

"We strive to make sure that everyone in South Holland can feel safe. Throughout the year, our officers carry out inspections and investigations on people and premises and it's on occasions like this when the importance of this and the information they gather becomes clear and the vital part it plays in tackling bigger issues."


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