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Three people arrested on suspicion of modern day slavery offences

Several people, who the police believe to be victims, were found at a house in Derby. Credit: Bing

Three people have been arrested on suspicion of committing modern day slavery offences in Derby.

In the early hours of this morning (Wed 23), two men and one woman were arrested at a house in St Giles Road at around 3am.

Several people, who the police believe to be victims, were found at the property and are now being supported by officers and staff.

Two men, aged 53 and 61, and a 58-year-old woman remain in custody and are being questioned.

Detective Chief Inspector Rick Alton said: “As an organisation we will continue in our drive to protect vulnerable people and we will pursue anyone involved in modern day slavery.

“We will react to any information given to us about slavery in all forms; from those being exploited by people within their community to those being exploited within the workplace.”