Man arrested in joint modern slavery operation in London

A man has been arrested on suspicion of modern slavery offences within the construction industry as part of a National Crime Agency investigation.

A statement released by the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) yesterday, revealed its officers, alongside those from the Metropolitan Police and NCA, led an operation at a property on Gervase Road, Edgware, London, at around 5am yesterday [22 January].

A Romanian national was detained at the scene and is now being questioned by investigators.

Eleven people, all Romanian males who were living at the property, were treated as potential victims of modern slavery and are now being offered support.

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