A 28-year-old man has been arrested in Stoke-on-Trent on suspicion of modern slavery offences.
Eyewitnesses reported a large police presence, including the dog units, in Sun Street, Shelton, earlier this morning (August 19).
Police officers have now confirmed a man has been taken into custody on suspicion of modern slavery, conspiracy to supply class A drugs, and perverting the course of justice.
It was part of a wider operation across the Stoke-on-Trent North area.
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Detective Chief Inspector Simon Caton, of Staffordshire Police, said: “We would like to reassure the public that the increased police activity in Shelton is part of a planned operation to target criminal exploitation as part of a wider initiative with our partners.”