Suspected modern slavery offences uncovered by traffic police in Harrogate

A routine stop by traffic cops in Harrogate has resulted in three arrests connected to modern slavery offences.

Wednesday, 26th August 2020, 4:03 pm
Updated Wednesday, 26th August 2020, 4:04 pm

Officers pulled over a silver Audi A4 saloon car on Burn Bridge Road in Pannal just before 3am yesterday, Tuesday.

Following checks on the vehicle and the occupants, a 47-year-old man from Leeds and a 32-year-old woman from Birmingham were arrested for suspected modern slavery and people trafficking offences. Following questioning, they have been released under investigation while enquiries continue.

A 23-year-old woman from Leeds was also arrested for possession of a Class A drug. No further action was taken against her and officers have provided safeguarding support.#

A routine stop by traffic cops in Harrogate resulted in three arrests connected to modern slavery offences.

Anyone with information that could assist the investigation is urged to call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 1, and speak to the Force Control Room.

Quote the North Yorkshire Police reference number 12200148140 when providing details about this investigation.

Alternatively if you wish to remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 or go to www.crimestoppers-uk.org/keeping-safe/community-family/modern-slavery