Ten 'slaves' freed in Wiltshire since police unit set up
- 13 January 2014
- From the section Wiltshire
Ten people, all believed to be victims of slavery, have been rescued by police in Wiltshire since August after a specialist unit was set up.
Seven were victims of domestic servitude, one of criminal exploitation, and two others were found to be working in a cannabis garden.
Wiltshire Police has arrested three people on suspicion of slavery offences but none have yet been charged.
Operation HEET was set up to increase awareness of human trafficking.