GLAA arrest man on modern slavery offences in Ipswich

A man has been arrested by anti-slavery investigators in Ipswich on suspicion of modern slavery and unlicensed gangmaster offences.

A statement released by the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) reveals its officers were joined by Suffolk Police at an address close to the town centre yesterday morning [23 January]. The suspect, a Romanian man, is currently being questioned in custody.

GLAA investigators acted after receiving reports that a young Romanian man had been exploited by the suspect through threats of physical violence, debt bondage and other controlling behaviour.

The potential victim had been working in the food processing sector and other industries at the time of the alleged exploitation.

He is now receiving specialist support after being accepted into the government’s National Referral Mechanism.

GLAA officers also seized evidence after making searches of the property.

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