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Six arrested over 'slave ring' released on bail

Police officers raided three travellers' sites, a business unit, a house in South Gloucestershire and a house in Bristol Photo:

Six people arrested as part of an anti-slavery and human trafficking operation have been released on bail. A seventh remains in custody.

Avon and Somerset Police launched an investigation into forced labour and human trafficking 5 weeks ago

The arrests came after a series of raids at various locations - including three travellers sites - in South Gloucestershire and Bristol.

The raids were carried out at three travellers' sites near Bristol - Northwood Park in Winterbourne, Tall Trees in Almondsbury and Green Orchard in Easter Compton.

A farm in Yeovil, a house in Kingswood and a residential property in Redland were also raided in the operation.

Ch Supt Julian Moss, "victims are often forced to work and live in poor and unsanitary conditions ...often for little or no pay"

The police say that three men have been taken to a place of safety.

Ken Goodwin reports.