Three arrested over modern slavery offences at Welsh care homes.

Three people have been arrested on suspicion of modern slavery offences following police operations at care homes in South Wales.

Allegations that some staff at Danygraig Nursing Home in Newport and Ashville Residential Care Home in Brithdir are victims of modern slavery, are being investigated by Gwent Police.

Two men from the Newport area, and a man from Surrey have been arrested and remain in custody.

Download the new Indpendent Premium app

Sharing the full story, not just the headlines

Investigators said a reception centre for potential victims has been set up and specialist officers from the force's Human Trafficking Team are working with the British Red Cross, the Salvation Army and others to support them.

Officers thanked the residents and their families for their co-operation.

Support free-thinking journalism and attend Independent events

Detective Chief Superintendent Nicky Brain said: "Due to the nature of the investigation, we are fully aware the warrants that have taken place today may cause concern to residents of these homes and their families.

"We would like to reassure them that this investigation is not as a result of any concerns raised regarding crimes committed against people residing in these homes."

Press Association

Related news

England captain Harry Kane warns no player is assured of their place at Euro 2020 next summer.

Kane was on target as England beat Kosovo 4-0 in their final Euro 2020 qualifier

British man charged with 'Syria-related' terror offence after arrest at Heathrow Airport.

Mamun Rashid, 26, is due to appear at Westminster Magistrates Court on Monday

F1: Max Verstappen passes Lewis Hamilton twice to win thrilling Brazilian Grand Prix 2019.

Toro Rosso driver Pierre Gasly finished a surprise second after he took advantage of Lewis Hamilton banging into Alex Albon on the penultimate lap

'Get out of here' - Boris Johnson heckled in Bolton after visiting flat fire victims.

Anger comes days after Yorkshire locals vented at prime minister

England beat Kosovo amid party atmosphere – but this was another performance to raise questions.

Kosovo 0-4 England: The Three Lions concluded their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign with another comfortable win, but the questions over Gareth Southgate's strongest XI remain

Продовжуючи переглядати World News (UAZMI), ви підтверджуєте, що ознайомилися з Правилами користування сайтом, і погоджуєтеся на використання файлів cookie