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30-year-old man arrested on suspicion of modern slavery

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A 30-year-old man from Annan has been arrested on suspicion of modern slavery offences, after police found five foreign men on a fishing boat in Portsmouth.

Officers located the men at Camber Dock on East Street at around 3.30pm on Thursday 7 December.

The man, from Annan in Dumfries and Gallaway, is currently being questioned by police.

Five men aged between 35 and 46 were taken to a place of safety and have been formally referred to the National Crime Agency as victims of modern slavery.