Police issue appeal in modern slavery inquiry

Detectives are appealing for witnesses as part of an investigation into modern slavery in Manchester.

Greater Manchester Police say at around 5.30am on Thursday 5 March 2020 a Vietnamese woman was found by officers on Littleton Road in Salford after a concerned member of the public contacted police.

Officers later discovered that the woman escaped from an unknown property where she was forced to operate as a sex worker.

Enquiries have established that the woman had taken three buses across Greater Manchester after walking for 26 hours.

She explained to police that she got on one bus and travelled for approximately half an hour.

Members of the public kindly offered the woman food and money after she bravely asked for help.

Detectives are keen to speak to anyone who recalls speaking with or seeing this woman across Greater Manchester between 3am on Wednesday 4 March and 5.30am on Thursday 5th March.