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Pair accused of "car wash" slavery

Two men accused of slavery over the treatment of workers at a seaside carwash will appear in court tomorrow.

It concerns a car wash in Wellesley Road in Clacton in Essex.

Bernard and Saimir Leshi, aged 26 and 28 from Clacton, are due to appear at Colchester Magistrates' Court tomorrow. They were arrested on Friday as part of a targeted police operation into modern slavery.

A 56 year-old woman, who had also been arrested, has been released on bail until April 15.

Man in his 20s stabbed near Clacton railway station

Anyone with information should call Clacton CID on 101 Credit: PA

Police are investigating after a man in his 20s was stabbed in Clacton.

It happened around 10.45pm last night (23 February) when the victim was walking near the railway station.

It's believed he was approached by a man dressed in a dark coloured jacket with the hood up, who then stabbed him in the abdomen before leaving the scene.

The victim’s injuries are not life threatening.

DI Gary Biddle, from Clacton CID, said: “The motivation behind this attack is unclear, and we would appeal for anyone who can help our enquiries to get in touch.

“This is clearly a worrying incident, however, no other similar reports have been made to police, and a thorough investigation is underway.”

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