Live: Six arrested and ten 'potential victims of modern slavery' found in Derby houses

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Derbyshire police working with Latvian authorities

Detective Chief Inspector Rick Alton, for Derbyshire police, said the force has been working with authorities in Latvia to carry out this morning’s operation.

He said: “We have been working very closely with Latvian authorities on this case and we’re grateful for their support.

“We have also been supported by partner agencies including the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority, Derby City Council and HMRC.

“We are in the early stages of this investigation and the safety and wellbeing of the men we believe to be victims remains our priority.

“As a force, we take allegations of trafficking and modern slavery very seriously. In many cases, people are brought into the UK and are promised the chance of a good job and a better life.

“But this often turns into exploitation where victims are made to work with little or no pay and without money and the correct documentation, it can be very difficult for them to leave.”