Tyne & Wear

Five arrested over human trafficking claims in Newcastle

Five people have been arrested on suspicion of human trafficking offences in Newcastle.

Northumbria Police said the arrests on Sunday came after a Slovakian couple claimed they had been trafficked and exploited at work.

Two men aged 22 and 38 and three woman aged 18, 24 and 37 were later arrested on suspicion of trafficking people into the UK for exploitation.

A force spokesman said all have been bailed pending further inquiries.

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