Leicester

Six arrested in people trafficking inquiry

Six people have been arrested in Leicester by police investigating people trafficking.

Officers raided two properties in Lyme Road and New Parks Road and detained four men, aged 19, 26, 28 and 47, and two women, aged 22 and 31.

Four women who were also found at the addresses are being provided with support from specialist officers.

Police said they had acted on information from neighbours who became suspicious of activity at the houses.

Det Insp Simon Preston said: "Offences like this don't regularly occur in Leicester but that doesn't mean that we are any less dedicated to targeting those we are aware of.

"We have carried out two warrants like this in the past two months and hope it will act as a warning to anyone involved in such crimes."

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