‘Slaves’ freed in police operation

‘Slaves’ freed in police operation

‘Slaves’ freed in police operation

First published in News

SIX men thought to be working as slaves have been rescued after a police operation into forced labour and human trafficking in Dorset.

Police officers and staff were involved in a raid at a business unit in Ringwood Road, Bournemouth.

Six suspected male victims, aged between 20 and 30, have been taken to a place of safety and are being given all the help and support they need. A 23-year-old man from Bournemouth has been arrested in connection with slavery offences and released on bail.

Detective Superintendent Kevin Connolly said: “The operation is the result of a detailed and protracted inquiry and our primary aim is to protect and safeguard vulnerable victims.”

Police were assisted by agencies including Bournemouth Borough Council, the National Crime Agency (UK Human Trafficking Centre) and the Red Cross.

Det Supt Connolly added: “Human trafficking is happening up and down the country. It is a serious offence and Dorset Police remain committed towards tackling such cases.”

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10:29am Thu 27 Mar 14

cosmick says...

That why i go to sainsburys to use the car wash.
That why i go to sainsburys to use the car wash. cosmick
  • Score: 3

3:41pm Thu 27 Mar 14

Sigurd Hoberth says...

Well done Police, about time someone gave a **** about the trafficked people who are men. Normally you never hear about it.

However it was interesting to see when the largest police operation in history for all these sex trafficked women we are told are in the millions by various well paid tax funded 3rd sector groups, never found one?

http://www.theguardi
an.com/uk/2009/oct/2
0/government-traffic
king-enquiry-fails
Well done Police, about time someone gave a **** about the trafficked people who are men. Normally you never hear about it. However it was interesting to see when the largest police operation in history for all these sex trafficked women we are told are in the millions by various well paid tax funded 3rd sector groups, never found one? http://www.theguardi an.com/uk/2009/oct/2 0/government-traffic king-enquiry-fails Sigurd Hoberth
  • Score: 0

5:53pm Thu 27 Mar 14

JamesYoung says...

I'm sure i'll be accused of racism for this, but i really think that it is about time that every traveller camp in the country was visited by the police as it seems that this is happening more and more, and it is generally the traveller community behind it. Always, it is one or two individuals that are arrested but i cannot believe that in the close knit traveller community, other individuals on the permanent sites are not aware of what is happening.
I am, of course, surmising something that isn't in the article, but i suspect that this is yet another case.
I'm sure i'll be accused of racism for this, but i really think that it is about time that every traveller camp in the country was visited by the police as it seems that this is happening more and more, and it is generally the traveller community behind it. Always, it is one or two individuals that are arrested but i cannot believe that in the close knit traveller community, other individuals on the permanent sites are not aware of what is happening. I am, of course, surmising something that isn't in the article, but i suspect that this is yet another case. JamesYoung
  • Score: 1

7:20pm Thu 27 Mar 14

Sigurd Hoberth says...

JamesYoung wrote:
I'm sure i'll be accused of racism for this, but i really think that it is about time that every traveller camp in the country was visited by the police as it seems that this is happening more and more, and it is generally the traveller community behind it. Always, it is one or two individuals that are arrested but i cannot believe that in the close knit traveller community, other individuals on the permanent sites are not aware of what is happening.
I am, of course, surmising something that isn't in the article, but i suspect that this is yet another case.
No James, you are quite right to say so, a lot of it is in the Traveler community.
[quote][p][bold]JamesYoung[/bold] wrote: I'm sure i'll be accused of racism for this, but i really think that it is about time that every traveller camp in the country was visited by the police as it seems that this is happening more and more, and it is generally the traveller community behind it. Always, it is one or two individuals that are arrested but i cannot believe that in the close knit traveller community, other individuals on the permanent sites are not aware of what is happening. I am, of course, surmising something that isn't in the article, but i suspect that this is yet another case.[/p][/quote]No James, you are quite right to say so, a lot of it is in the Traveler community. Sigurd Hoberth
  • Score: 2

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