Search

Suspected gangmaster arrested in Wisbech

PUBLISHED: 12:24 03 July 2018

Police are appealing for witnesses following a burglary in Shipdham. Picture: Archant

Police are appealing for witnesses following a burglary in Shipdham. Picture: Archant

A Lithuanian man has been arrested on suspicion of being an unlicensed gangmaster in Cambridgeshire.

The Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) carried out warrants at several addresses in Wisbech today where they found 13 Lithuanian individuals.

The labour exploitation arrest was part of a joint operation with Cambridgeshire Police, Fenland District Council, the Department for Work and Pensions, the British Red Cross and the Salvation Army.

GLAA officers arrested a 30-year-old Lithuanian man who is being held at a police station while the investigation continues.

The 13 Lithuanian individuals were taken to a nearby reception where they are assisting the GLAA with its enquiries. They were offered help and support by the Red Cross.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad. Coronavirus is one of the greatest challenges our community has ever faced, but if we all play our part we will defeat it. We're here to serve as your advocate and trusted source of local information.

In these testing times, your support is more important than ever. Thank you.

Most Read

Comments have been disabled on this article.

Most Read

Latest from the Eastern Daily Press