Redditch man and woman hit with modern slavery order - The Redditch Standard

Redditch man and woman hit with modern slavery order

Redditch Editorial 19th Apr, 2024 Updated: 19th Apr, 2024   0

A REDDITCH man and woman have been given a Slavery and Trafficking Risk Order after two women, suspected to be victims of modern slavery, were discovered.

At around midnight on November 15 officers attended a property after a dropped 999 call where a woman sounded like she was in distress.

However, when police got there a woman told them they were not required and they left the address.

Due to their concerns, officers carried out further enquiries and found the number that had contacted police did not belong to the occupant.

They then returned to the property and carried out a search where they found two women locked in rooms and large amounts of cash at the address.

It’s believed the women were victims of modern slavery.




A man, 38, and woman, 36, were arrested on suspicion of false imprisonment and are currently on bail.

Whilst the investigation continues, officers applied to the court for the orders to be put in place at the property on Evesham Road in Redditch.


The orders state the defendants are prohibited from organising, facilitating, or managing accommodation for any person other than themselves or their immediate family.

They are also stopped from employing, organising or facilitating any work or employment for anyone other than an immediate relative.

They can’t have any passport, identity or travel card or documentation in their possession or have one under their control other than an immediate member of their family.

The orders also stop them from associating with anyone who is not legally in the United Kingdom or from owning renting, acquiring, possessing keys to, occupying or controlling any premises, whether for domestic or business use, without first having notified West Mercia Police.

They can’t refuse to allow a police officer, upon request, entry to any premises which is under their control, possession, or occupation.

And they are prohibited from using, visiting, or accessing any part of the websites commonly known as Adultwork and Vivastreet, as well as possessing cash in any currency to a combined value more than £1,000.

Visit www.westmercia.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about/ for details on how to report modern slavery.

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