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Eight found during Cambridgeshire slavery operation

Eight people are believed to have lived in cramped conditions. Credit: Cambridgeshire Constabulary

Police rescued eight suspected slavery victims living in cramped conditions at a business in Cambridgeshire

Officers believe they were working at a business on Old North Road, Kneesworth for little or no money.

No one has been arrested in connection with the investigation but police said enquiries were ongoing.

The group, who were said to be living in poor conditions, were taken to a centre where they received support.

The police and National Crime Agency were among the agencies involved. Credit: Cambridgeshire Constabulary

The police, fire service, HMRC, National Crime Agency and Gangmasters Labour Abuse Authority were all among the agencies involved in the operation.

To find out more about how to spot the signs of modern slavery visit the Unseen website or download their app.

“I would urge the public to be aware of the potential signs of exploitation and report their concerns. One call to us or our colleagues means we can take swift and decisive action to protect victims and bring those responsible for the abuse to justice.”

– Tony Byrne, GLAA Senior Investigating Officer