Five released on bail after Lincoln modern slavery raids

Five people arrested in connection with modern slavery allegations in Lincoln have been released on police bail.

As previously reported, as part of Operation Pottery, Lincolnshire Police, the National Crime Agency and officers from neighbouring forces raided five locations around Lincoln on Monday morning, and two in other parts of the country.

As a result of the raids, seven men aged between 19 and 48 were recovered from the locations, and seven people were arrested.

The six men and a woman arrested were questioned at different locations in Lincolnshire in connection with the allegations.

Four men, aged between 21 and 52, and one 53-year-old woman have now been released on police bail.

Meanwhile a 28-year-old man remains in custody and an 18-year-old man, who was arrested on suspicion of obstruction, has been released with no further action.

The people rescued during the raids are now in the process of being seen by medical professionals for health assessments and will be interviewed by Lincolnshire Police officers as witnesses at a later date.

For victims or anyone with information, call 101 or call independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

There is also a national dedicated website for incidents and information regarding modern slavery and a helpline available on 0800 0121 700.