A fourth person has been arrested following an investigation into modern slavery at two care homes.
A 37-year-old woman from the Rhymney area has been arrested on suspicion of modern day slavery offences and she remains in police custody at this time.
A 53-year-old man and a 64-year-old man from the Newport area and a 43-year-old man from Surrey were arrested on suspicion of modern slavery and related offences on Thursday. They have all been released on conditional police bail.
Gwent Police, supported by the National Crime Agency (NCA), carried out warrants on Thursday morning at Danygraig Nursing Home in Newport and Ashville Residential Care Home in Brithdir.
The search warrants were carried out following allegations that some staff working within these care homes are victims of modern slavery and related offences.
A recent inspection at one of the care homes identified "ongoing issues with recruitment files".
Specialist Gwent Police officers and a Human Trafficking Team have set up a reception centre for potential victims to ensure victims are protected and receive appropriate support.
Gwent Police described the offences being investigated as "serious" and is urging anyone with information to get in touch.
A spokesperson for Newport City Council said they are working to ensure continuation of care at the care homes.
- Relatives of residents of Dan-y-Graig Nursing Home – 07790 398488
- Relatives of residents of Ashville Residential Care Homes – 01443 864778
- Modern Day Slavery Help line - 08000 121 700