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'Human trafficking' victims being cared for in Wiltshire

The travellers' camp at Semington Credit: ITV News Westcountry

Eight suspected victims of human trafficking are in the care of the authorities after a raid on a travellers site in Wiltshire.

The men, who are all Romanians, were found by police at the site in Semington just outside Melksham yesterday. They are being looked after in a place of safety as part of an operation involving the police, the council and other agencies.

Three local men arrested on suspicion of human trafficking have been released on bail pending further inquiries.

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Police uncover human trafficking in Wilthsire

Credit: ITV News

Eight Eastern European men have been taken to a place of safety after potentially being exploited in Wiltshire.

Police have arrested three men on suspicion of human trafficking offences.

A search was carried out in Semington just outside Melksham this morning following concerns regarding the welfare of the eight men. The victims are being provided with medical care and support.

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Titanic deckchair sells for £100,000 in Wiltshire

A deckchair from the Titanic has sold at auction in Wiltshire today for just over 100,000 pounds.

The chair was from a first-class promenade deck of the ship. It was salvaged from the ocean by a team sent to recover bodies after the Titanic sank. The chair was sold at the Devizes auction house Henry Aldridge and Son to a UK-based collector.

The chair was from a first-class promenade deck of the ship. Credit: Henry Aldridge & Son

South West bucks national trend as unemployment figures rise

The South West was the only region to see a rise in unemployment Credit: PA

The number of people out of work in the South West has risen in the last quarter - the only region to see a rise in Great Britain.

The South West has bucked the national trend, with the figures revealing unemployment has gone up by 7,000 to 126,000 in the three months to Feb 2015 - an increase of 4.6%.

But, despite the numbers, our region continues to have one of the highest employment rates with 76.8% in work.

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