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'Slaves' rescued; WORLD TODAY POLICE RAID.

MORE than 200 officers raided a caravan site yesterday to rescue a group of men allegedly being held as slaves and forced to live in squalid conditions - some for as long as 15 years. Four men and one woman, all residents of the site, were arrested on suspicion of slavery offences at the Greenacres travellers' site in Leighton Buzzard following the early-morning operation, Bedfordshire Police said.

The arrests come as a result of a long-running investigation by the force which suggested 24 men were being held against their will in poor conditions at the site, and forced to work for no pay.
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Publication:The Journal (Newcastle, England)
Date:Sep 12, 2011
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