Nottingham man jailed for forced labour and human trafficking

A Nottingham landlord has been sentenced to eight years in prison after admitting human trafficking, two counts of forced labour and fraud at Nottingham Crown Court earlier this month.

The court heard how Sajmon Brzezinski, sentenced yesterday and also given a Slavery and Trafficking Prevention Order to prevent him from committing any similar offences in the future, had trafficked a vulnerable man to Nottingham and forced him to work to fund his “lavish lifestyle”.

The court also heard how also Brzezinski tricked a second vulnerable man, who considered himself a member of the defendant’s family after being taken from an orphanage, into handing over most of the money he earned.

The court heard both men were employed through an agency. They worked full time in warehousing and on a local farm earning between £200 and £400 per week but were given allowances of just £20-£30 a week to buy food and clothes.

The GLAA was unable to name the agency through which the men were employed.

Meanwhile, Brzezinski's home in Poland was described as a ‘palace’ with 50 windows, while he owned more than five cars and four properties in Nottingham, despite not having worked for the last five years.

An investigation was launched after a co-worker reported concerns about the wellbeing of one of the victims to the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority.

A Nottinghamshire Police investigation then followed with assistance from the GLAA, the National Crime Agency and Nottingham City Council.

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