Human trafficking arrests

Two men and two women have been arrested and bailed, in an investigation into human trafficking and the exploitation of workers on Deeside in Flintshire.

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12 workers given support after trafficking arrests

British Red Cross volunteers have provided support to 12 workers, after an operation this morning in Flintshire in which four people were arrested in an investigation into human trafficking and the exploitation of workers.

The Red Cross gave practical help, including food and drinks, and emotional support, and volunteers stayed at a rest centre that was set up until alternative arrangements had been made for the people affected.

Reception centres for allegedly-exploited workers

North Wales Police Detective Inspector Dave Speed said: "Four people have been arrested, while the British Red Cross and the Salvation Army have set up reception centres for the workers.”

North Wales Police is working the Serious Organised Crime Agency, The Gangmasters Licensing Authority, the Red Cross and the Salvation Army to look into whether foreign workers in the Deeside area have been trafficked or exploited.