Foreign workers removed from address in Plymouth as part of human trafficking investigation

A group of foreign workers have been removed from an address in Plymouth as part of a police investigation into labour exploitation.

The 15 men, who are believed to be Romanian nationals, were taken from a property in the Lipson area by Devon & Cornwall Police last night.

They have been removed from the address and taken to a place of safety.

A 40-year-old man has also been arrested in Honicknowle on suspicion of human trafficking and slavery offences. He remains in custody.

The operation followed the police receiving information that foreign nationals had been subject to adult labour exploitation in Plymouth.

Detective Inspector Craig McWhinnie, senior investigating officer, said: