Man arrested following GLAA raid in nail bar

A man has been arrested on suspicion of modern slavery offences following a raid at a nail bar in the North-East.

Officers from the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) took the man into custody at the beauty premises in the Wallsend area, near Newcastle upon Tyne.

Two women, including a mother with a newborn baby, are being treated as potential victims of slavery and have been taken to a reception centre where their welfare is being cared for.

Senior investigating officer David Powell said: “This activity demonstrates our capability and determination, along with that of our partners, to take decisive action when we have evidence of exploitation and slavery.”

The GLAA was supported by Northumbria Police, HMRC, the Environment Agency and other partners.

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