Pair charged with slavery offences in Rochdale

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Image caption Police attended an address on Cranbourne Road in the Bamford area of Rochdale

A man and a woman have been charged with slavery offences after a 28-year-old woman was found being held in domestic servitude.

Officers attended an address in Bamford, Rochdale, on Thursday and arrested a 47-year-old woman.

Minu Chopra and Sanjeev Chopra, 47, of Cranbourne Road, have both been charged with offences spanning from 2011-2015.

The alleged victim was removed from the house and is being cared for by partner agencies, police said.

Ms Chopra appeared before Manchester magistrates on Saturday and was remanded into custody, while Mr Chopra was arrested and charged on the same day

He has been remanded into custody to appear before Bury and Rochdale Magistrates' Court on Monday.

The pair have been charged with holding a person in slavery or servitude between 31 July 2015 and 11 February 2016, intentionally arranging or facilitating entry into the UK of a person with a view to their exploitation, and knowingly holding another person in slavery or servitude between 1 January 2011 and 31 July 2015.

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