Six modern slavery ‘victims’ safe following London raid
28th March 2018
Modern slavery officers have arrested a man - and are supporting six potential victims - following a search of a house in Croydon, South London.
Officers from the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) discovered five men and a woman living in very poor, cramped conditions (pictured below) following a raid at an address in London Road early this morning (Wednesday 28 March).
A Polish national, 36, was arrested on suspicion of modern slavery, forced labour and labour exploitation and is currently in custody, where he will be interviewed by officers.
The alleged victims, all Polish nationals in their early 20s, had been working within the construction industry. They are being supported and will be offered ongoing help from a number of agencies.
The GLAA operation was supported by the Met Police Service, including its organised crime advisers.
Could you spot the signs of modern slavery? Read our useful information guide here http://bit.ly/GLAASigns.
If you have concerns about the mistreatment of workers or labour exploitation, call the GLAA on 0800 432 0804 or speak to our intelligence team on 0115 959 7052, or by emailing them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alternatively, call the modern slavery helpline on 08000 121 700.