Man arrested in Wisbech on suspicion of being involved in human trafficking

Property seized from Wisbech in connection with human trafficking arrest

Property seized from Wisbech in connection with human trafficking arrest - Credit: Archant

A 46-year-old man from Wisbech was arrested on Saturday on suspicion of human trafficking.

Human trafficking

Human trafficking - Credit: Archant

He was taken to the Kings Lynn Police Investigation Centre and released on bail to return to the Kings Lynn PIC on September 7.

“Leading on from the arrest, a house was searched and property seized,” said a force spokesman.

Inquiries are ongoing, said a police spokesman.

The force re-issued their appeal to the public to report if they suspect any form of human trafficking is happening locally.

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The spokesman said: “If you think human trafficking is happening near you call us on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

Throughout July Cambs police have been raising awareness of the issues of modern slavery and calling on the public on how to spot the signs.

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Detective Chief Inspector Becky Tipping, force tactical lead for human trafficking, said: “Our priority has been, and always will be, to protect members of the public from harm.

“We relentlessly continue in our work to put an end to human trafficking in Cambridgeshire, but without people coming forward and giving us information it makes it much more difficult.”

She said that a piece of information, no matter how big or small, could potentially save someone’s life and give them back control.

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