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Deptford man charged with slavery offences

A 51-year-old man has been charged with slavery offences.

Toi Van Le is accused of holding a person in slavery or servitude contrary to the Modern Slavery Act 2015, police said.

He was also charged with facilitating the travel of another person with a view to exploitation and eight counts of producing cannabis.

Mr Le, of Tanners Hill, Deptford, London, was due to appear before Telford magistrates earlier.

West Mercia Police said Mr Le, who was arrested in Birmingham on Wednesday, was remanded in custody to appear at Shrewsbury Crown Court next month.

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