‘Slave’ fears as 29 found in­side a van

Sunday Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - News -

A HU­MAN traf­fick­ing probe was launched af­ter a van was stopped with 29 peo­ple crammed in­side.

Men, women and chil­dren, be­lieved to be from Viet­nam, were found when it was stopped on the M5.

Po­lice ar­rested four men aged 55 to 72 af­ter be­ing called to New­lyn, Corn­wall, on Fri­day af­ter peo­ple were seen get­ting into the van from a boat.

The van was stopped near Cul­lomp­ton, Devon.

The sus­pects were ar­rested on sus­pi­cion of mod­ern slav­ery of­fences and were be­ing held and ques­tioned yes­ter­day.

The Red Cross said it was sup­port­ing the al­leged vic­tims at a rest cen­tre.

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