Two charged with conspiracy to exploit worker in Cumbria
4th March 2021
Two men have been charged with conspiring to commit human trafficking offences in Cumbria.
Peter Swailes, 80, of Hadrian's Park, Brampton Old Road, Carlisle, and Peter Swailes, 55, of Cryndlbeck Stables, Low Harker, Carlisle, appeared before Carlisle Magistrates’ Court on Thursday March 4.
Both were charged with conspiracy to organise the travel of an individual with a view to exploiting them contrary to Section 2 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and Section 1 of the Criminal Law Act 1977.
This follows investigations by the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) supported by Cumbria Police and the National Crime Agency over a three-year period.
The alleged victim was found and removed from a six-foot shed by GLAA investigators in October 2018 to receive specialist support.
Swailes and Swailes are now due to appear before Carlisle Crown Court on Tuesday April 6 for a plea and direction hearing.