Three men charged with forcing a teenager and vulnerable adult into compulsory labour in Humberside

Three people have been charged over modern slavery and drugs offences relating to a child and vulnerable adult in Humberside.

The three people in their thirties, who are from both West Yorkshire and Humberside, are to appear in court charged with forcing a teenager and a vulnerable adult into compulsory labour, as well as drugs charges.

Warrants were executed in Grimsby, Leeds and Bradford on Tuesday as part Humberside Police-led operation to tackle modern day slavery and drug dealing, with officers from the Regional Organised Crime Team, West Yorkshire Police and British Transport Police carrying out the arrests.

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Shah Hazrat, 32, of Chatham Street, Bradford and Andrew Fox, 34, of Kingsway Garth, Leeds, are both charged with forcing a teenager and a vulnerable adult into compulsory labour, conspiracy to supply cocaine and heroin, and facilitating the travel of a teenager with the view to him being exploited.

Three people have been charged over modern slavery and drugs offences relating to a child and vulnerable adult in Humberside. Picture: Adobe

Jason Gladding, 30 of Frederick Street, Grimsby, is charged with forcing a teenager and a vulnerable adult into compulsory labour and conspiracy to supply cocaine and heroin.

A 25-year-old Bradford woman and 28-year-old Bradford arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to supply heroin and crack cocaine and offences under the modern day slavery act, have been released on conditional bail pending further enquiries.

Hazrat, Fox and Gladding have been remanded to appear at Grimsby Magistrates Court today (Thursday).

Three people have been charged over modern slavery and drugs offences relating to a child and vulnerable adult in Humberside