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A man who was arrested at Dover port as part of an operation which also saw five terror suspects held has been charged with people trafficking offences.
The Metropolitan Police said Laurentia-vasilica Zahria, 37, of no fixed abode, was charged with facilitating non European Union travel to a member state.
He has been remanded in custody to appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court tomorrow. Five men arrested on suspicion of terror offences remain in custody.
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Four Romanian men are receiving support after being recovered in a human trafficking raid in Wiltshire, police have said.
The men, all aged between 25 and 45, were discovered in a commercial property in Melksham this morning, working in what officers described as "exploited circumstances".
The discovery was made during a joint operation between HMRC and Wiltshire Police. The men now being looked after by the Salvation army.
Anyone with information relating to human trafficking is urged to report it to their local police force by dialling 101. Alternatively, they can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 and give information anonymously if preferred.