Slavery and trafficking victims rescued and exploiters arrested during ‘successful’ crackdown

31/10/16  NEARLY 30 arrests were made and 18 victims of slavery or human trafficking rescued across Greater Manchester during a successful week-long regional crackdown.

Homes and businesses in Bolton were among the 207 different address visited by Greater Manchester Police officers, firefighters, immigration officials, tax officials, council officers, officials from the NHS and Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) and representatives from campaign charity Stop The Traffik.

They were looking for criminals subjecting British nationals and foreigners alike to sexual exploitation, forced labour and domestic servitude and to save suspected victims, who were sheltered at a reception centre run by the Red Cross where specially trained staff provided much-needed care, support and rehabilitation.

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