Wiltshire

Men return to alleged forced labour site in Wiltshire

Four men "rescued" by police from a travellers' site in Wiltshire after it was suspected they were being exploited have returned to work at the site.

Police said the men, who hail from Romania, had opted out of the legal process and gone back to the location in Semington of their own accord.

They were in a group of eight Romanian men taken from the site by police during a clampdown on forced labour.

Three men arrested on suspicion of human trafficking remain on bail.

A Wiltshire Police spokesman said: "Four of the eight Romanian men who had been taken to a place of safety decided to leave the process last weekend and return to the site.

"Officers visited the men to check on their welfare and support mechanisms are in place should they need any further assistance."

Police said the four other men removed from the site are now being supported by The Salvation Army.

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