Man arrested in connection with Modern Day Slavery offences
We have been busy this week tackling modern day slavery offences with one man arrested on suspicion of managing, keeping or being concerned in a brothel in Woking.
We were first made aware of the brothel in December 2017.
A man from Dagenham was arrested and released under investigation.
Detective Constable Michael Taylor said: “We will continue to work with partner agencies to fight this horrific crime but it is very important that any suspicions of exploitation is reported.
“If you have seen or have any information of people who are forced to work against their will for low or no wages, mistreated or forced to live in poor living conditions, report it to Surrey Police by calling 101 (999 in an emergency) or reporting online via the Surrey Police website.”
In an unrelated day of action that you may have you already seen earlier this week, Operation Squadron brought together neighbouring police forces in a huge multi-agency operation.
The operation, which you can read more about here took place at Clacket Lane Services on the M25. Officers and partner agencies tackled criminals who use our road networks to traffic people, drugs and firearms into the UK.
Modern day slavery happens across Surrey, vulnerable people are exploited and forced to work against their will.
Types of modern slavery include: human trafficking, sexual exploitation, forced labour, debt bondage, domestic servitude, criminal activities, child labour, child sexual exploitation (CSE) and forced and early marriage.
Modern day slaves are often hidden in plain sight, working in nail bars, on construction sites, in the hospitality sector or in agriculture.
Suspicions can be raised anonymously through independent charity Crime-stoppers on 0800 555 111 or Unseen’s Modern Slavery Hotline 08000 121 700.