Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Totton farm slavery raid: Man bailed

Little Testwood Farm
Image caption Police executed a warrant at Little Testwood Farm on Salisbury Road, Totton

A man arrested after the rescue of eight men, believed to have been held as slaves, has been released on bail.

Officers executed a warrant at Little Testwood Farm on Salisbury Road, Totton in Hampshire on Tuesday.

They rescued the men, aged between 21 and 46, who are a mix of Romanian, Latvian and Polish nationalities.

A man, 27, from Luton, was held on suspicion of knowingly holding another person in slavery or servitude. He has been bailed until 13 October.

The farm is believed to house a caravan site.

Police also recovered industrial equipment believed to have been stolen.

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