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Human trafficking raid in Preston


Three Romanian men have been arrested after police raided a house linked to human trafficking in Ribblleton, Preston. The men aged 42, 35 and 33 were all arrested on suspicion of human trafficking with a view to sexual exploitation.longworthFour women who were found at the raided property are all believed to be Romanian. They have soon be taken to Bamber Bridge Police Station. They will be interviewed with interpreters.The property in Longworth Street was raided this morning with over 50 police officers and staff from the National Crime Agency.Insp Paul McLernon who was in charge said “the operation had followed information from people in the neighbourhood. “Anyone who has any concerns that people are being trafficked and exploited should contact us on 101,” he said. “This sort of thing can have a massive impact on the victims.”