27/04/2017

Man Arrested In Human Trafficking Investigation

A man has been arrested as part of an investigation into human trafficking in south Belfast.

Police received a report of a woman being beaten outside a property in the area on Tuesday, 25 April.

A 36-year-old Eastern European woman and is currently being assessed as a potential victim of human trafficking.
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Detective Chief Inspector Mark Bell said: "Our enquiries led us to arrest a 38-year-old man a short time later on suspicion of a number of offences including human trafficking for sexual exploitation, rape and sexual assault.

"These enquiries, including a search of a property in the area are continuing as we work with partner agencies to ensure the woman receives appropriate support and assistance."

The 38-year-old suspect has been detained in custody.

(CD)

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