Human trafficking

  1. Four charged in human trafficking probe

    Four people have been charged with human trafficking for the purposes of sexual exploitation after a police raid in Birmingham.

    At a house in Handsworth on Sunday, officers discovered three Eastern European women aged 18 to 25, who they believed were being exploited.

    They have all since been safeguarded, West Midlands Police says.

    The four accused were remanded in custody after appearing before Birmingham magistrates, the force added.

  2. Four arrested in human trafficking probe

    Four Romanian nationals have been arrested after police discovered three suspected victims of trafficking.

    Three Eastern European women have been safeguarded after they were discovered at an address in Churchill Road, Handsworth, in Birmingham, on Sunday, police said

    Officers then detained a 33-year-old woman and a 21-year-old man on suspicion of being involved in human trafficking and sexual exploitation. A futher two men, aged 19 and 28, were later arrested at an address on Oxhill Road on suspicion of false imprisonment.

    All four remain in police custody for questioning.