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Rescue of 17 slaves from houses and a takeaway after assault uncovers trafficking

Seventeen people have been rescued after dawn raids on Wednesday by police conducting an anti-slavery operat..

By admin , in England , at November 22, 2018

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Seventeen people have been rescued after dawn raids on Wednesday by police conducting an anti-slavery operation.

Five addresses, including a takeaway, were raided in Greater Manchester yesterday along with a further two addresses searched later.

The 17 rescued are currently with specialists from Greater Manchester Police (GMP) and the British Red Cross.

Undated handout photo issued by Greater Manchester Police of a scene in one of the five addresses that were raided this morning in Greater Manchester. Seventeen people have been rescued after police conducted the raids which was part of an anti-slavery operation. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Wednesday November 21, 2018. The 17 rescued are currently with specialists from Greater Manchester Police (GMP) and the British Red Cross. Two men are also under arrest on suspicion of offences under the Modern Slavery Act 2015. See PA story POLICE Slavery. Photo credit should read: GMP/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.

Five addresses, including a takeaway, were raided in Greater Manchester (Picture: PA)

Undated handout photo issued by Greater Manchester Police of a scene in one of the five addresses that were raided this morning in Greater Manchester. Seventeen people have been rescued after police conducted the raids which was part of an anti-slavery operation. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Wednesday November 21, 2018. The 17 rescued are currently with specialists from Greater Manchester Police (GMP) and the British Red Cross. Two men are also under arrest on suspicion of offences under the Modern Slavery Act 2015. See PA story POLICE Slavery. Photo credit should read: GMP/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.

The conditions inside one of the houses where the anti-slavery operation was run (Picture: PA)

Two men are also under arrest on suspicion of offences under the Modern Slavery Act 2015.

Detective Inspector Chris Potter, of GMPs City of Manchester Division, said: Warrants like these are absolutely necessary in disrupting those who take advantage of people for cheap labour, exploit their willingness to work and completely disregard their right to live in a clean and safe environment.

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Our utmost priority is safeguarding those people we believe to be exploited and make sure they have full access to the appropriate support.

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Now, we will focus on examining the items weve recovered in our searches and intelligence weve gathered in line with our wider investigation, but we need people who have any information whatsoever or those who have spotted the signs of modern slavery to get in touch with us.

Its happening today, and in your area. Help us make it a thing of the past.

Undated handout photo issued by Greater Manchester Police of a scene in one of the five addresses that were raided this morning in Greater Manchester. Seventeen people have been rescued after police conducted the raids which was part of an anti-slavery operation. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Wednesday November 21, 2018. The 17 rescued are currently with specialists from Greater Manchester Police (GMP) and the British Red Cross. Two men are also under arrest on suspicion of offences under the Modern Slavery Act 2015. See PA story POLICE Slavery. Photo credit should read: GMP/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.

Two men are also under arrest on suspicion of offences under the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (Picture: PA)

Police said the raids came after officers received a report in June that a man had been assaulted and trafficked to work in the UK in unacceptable conditions.

A modern slavery co-ordination unit was launched in Greater Manchester in 2015 to tackle the growing problem of crimes of slavery, human trafficking and exploitation.

Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 6198 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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