Posted on 23rd August 2017
Three people have been arrested by officers executing a Modern Day Slavery Act warrant in Derby in the early hours of this morning.
The two men and one woman were arrested at a house in St Giles Road at around 3am on suspicion of committing offences under the act.
Several people, who we believe to be victims of modern day slavery, were found at the house and are now being supported by officers and staff from partner agencies.
The men, aged 53 and 61 and the 58-year-old woman remain in custody and are being questioned.
Detective Chief Inspector Rick Alton said: “As an organisation we will continue in our drive to protect vulnerable people and we will pursue anyone involved in modern day slavery.
“We will react to any information given to us about slavery in all forms; from those being exploited by people within their community to those being exploited within the workplace.”
For more information about modern day slavery and how to spot the signs, visit our dedicated webpage http://www.derbyshire.police.uk/Safety-advice/Personal-Safety/Trafficking/Human-Trafficking.aspx