Girl safe after GLAA operation in Wigan
24th May 2018
A Vietnamese girl has been made safe after a Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) operation in Wigan.
Officers visited an address in the town on Tuesday 22 May after acting on intelligence from Crimestoppers about a woman allegedly housing a number of vulnerable people who were working in nail bars.
A girl, who told officers that she was aged 17, was taken away from the address and moved into safe accommodation provided by the local authority.
She has also been referred to the National Referral Mechanism (NRM), a framework for identifying victims of human trafficking or modern slavery and ensuring they receive the appropriate support.
No arrests have been made at this stage but the investigation continues.
The GLAA operation has been supported by officers from Greater Manchester Police.
If you have concerns about the mistreatment of workers or labour exploitation, speak to our intelligence team on 0800 432 0804 or email them at email@example.com.
Alternatively, call the Modern Slavery Helpline on 08000 121 700.