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Slavery arrest as baby found living in Coventry warehouse

Torrington Avenue, Coventry, Image copyright Google
Image caption Officers were called to Torrington Avenue in Coventry

A man was arrested on suspicion of slavery offences after 10 people, including a baby, were found living in a Coventry warehouse.

Officers were called to Torrington Avenue, Tile Hill, on Saturday night after reports of suspicious behaviour.

"Police visited a warehouse where eight men and a woman and baby were found to be living," a spokeswoman said.

The 39-year-old was held under the Modern Slavery Act and released on bail while inquiries continue.

The people found in the warehouse, including the baby, were safeguarded by authorities, the West Midlands Police spokeswoman added.

They are understood to be Sri Lankan, Romanian and Bulgarian. The arrested man is from the Northampton area and of Sri Lankan origin.

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