Man arrested in GLAA raid in East London

A man has been arrested on suspicion of modern slavery and human trafficking offences.

Six potential victims were also discovered following a Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) operation in East London.

A statement from the GLAA yesterday revealed its investigators, supported by Metropolitan Police officers, visited two addresses in the Newham and Barking areas on Tuesday [13 November].

The suspect, a Romanian man, has been interviewed and released under investigation pending further enquiries. The six potential victims, all Romanian men, are currently being assessed and given the support they need.

The GLAA added it acted after it received intelligence that the potential victims had been trafficked to the UK for financial exploitation while working in construction.

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