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Another potential victim

Police say another potential victim has come forward following raids on properties in South Gloucestershire and Bristol as part of an investigation into forced labour and exploitation.

The man, in his 30s, is being looked after by specialist support workers, as are the three men, discovered on Sunday.

This remains an investigation very much focused on locating, safeguarding and protecting victims.

As a direct result of our operation on Sunday, another man has come forward identifying himself as a victim.

This is a positive sign and we are hopeful more people will now feel able to speak out.

I would like to say to anyone who feels they are a victim, please have the confidence to approach us.

You can feel reassured that we will listen to you and you will be able to get all the help and advice you need.

Six people have been arrested in connection with this operation so far, two for slavery offences, two for drugs and two for money laundering.

They have all been bailed to dates between mid-January and late February to allow us time to carry out further enquiries.

– Head of CID, Chief Superintendent Julian Moss

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Six released on bail in slavery investigation

Northwood Park in Bristol was one of the sites raided by police Credit: ITV News West Country

Six people arrested after a series of police raids uncovered men allegedly being kept as slaves have been released on bail.

The three men were freed yesterday when Avon and Somerset police carried out the raids on three traveller sites, a business unit and a house in South Gloucestershire.

A 63 year old man remains in custody.

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