Man Arrested On Suspicion Of Slavery Offences

A 62-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of slavery, servitude and forced labour offences.

The man was detained this morning 1 July in Peterstone, Newport.

He was arrested by officers from Gwent Police's Operation Imperial team.

The operation is an ongoing investigation into offences committed against vulnerable adults.

Detective Superintendent Paul Griffiths said: "For over two years now, the Operation Imperial team has been investigating very serious offences committed against some of the most vulnerable people in our communities.

"A number of people have been arrested and charged and one has been convicted as a result of the investigation and we remain committed to bringing victims to safety and offenders to Justice."


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