Two arrested in GLAA raid in Oldham

A man and woman have been arrested following a modern slavery operation in Oldham, which also resulted in seven people being rescued.

A statement, released by the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) this morning, reveals GLAA investigators were supported by Greater Manchester Police officers and the Department for Work and Pensions in the operation at an address south of the town centre this morning [7 February].

Seven Romanian nationals have been rescued from the property and are now receiving support.

A Romanian man and woman have been arrested by the GLAA on suspicion of modern slavery offences. The pair are currently in custody being questioned.

Officers acted after receiving reports that a number of people were being controlled and exploited at the address.

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