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5 Arrested On Suspicion Of Human Trafficking
Five people have been arrested by Northumbria Police on suspicion of human trafficking
The two men and three women have been arrested on suspicion of human trafficking after a man and a woman told Northumbria Police they had been exploited for work.
The alleged victims, both from Slovakia, went to a police station in Newcastle and told officers they had been subject to human trafficking.
Northumbria Police said that, as a result, two men, aged 22 and 38, and three women, aged 18, 24 and 37, had been arrested.
All five have been bailed pending further inquiries.
It happened shortly after midnight on Thursday January 18th on Scotswood Road
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