Modern slavery arrests in Handsworth
We’ve arrested two people on suspicion of modern slavery offences in Handsworth, Birmingham.
Officers attended a property on Regent Road just before 3.30pm yesterday (Thursday 20 February), after a concern for safety was raised in relation to its occupants.
We’ve arrested a 45-year-old man and a 30-year-old woman on suspicion of modern slavery offences and they remain in custody this afternoon (Friday 21 February).
A number of women at the address have been safeguarded following information indicating that they were being sexually exploited.
Enquiries continue and anyone with information is asked to contact us via Live Chat at west-midlands.police.uk between 8am and midnight, or call 101 anytime.
Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111. Please quote crime reference 20BW/47060G/20.