Five men and a woman arrested over human trafficking

Six people have been arrested on suspicion of human trafficking and sexual exploitation.

West Mercia Police searched three properties in Telford, Shropshire, plus three other addresses in West Sussex, West Yorkshire and Berkshire earlier.

They arrested five men and a woman who are being questioned in the West Mercia Police force area.

The investigation began after Shropshire residents raised concerns about unusual behaviour in the area.

In addition, 11 other people have been charged with various sexual offences between December 2009 and March 2010 as part of the same ongoing operation.

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