17 rescued after huge human trafficking swoop in Leeds

Police pictures of the living conditions of some of the victims

Police pictures of the living conditions of some of the victims

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POLICE today said 17 men, women and children had been rescued from exploitation after a huge investigation into human trafficking in Leeds.

The three-day operation saw 60 police officers, supported by council staff, health agencies, Hope for Justice and the Salvation Army, swoop on 25 addresses across the city.

The teams visited addresses primarily in south and west of Leeds, and took three men, four women and 19 children to a special reception centre where they were given access to specialist services. The victims are said to be mostly from Slovakia.

 

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