View Full Version : 'Slaves' found on docked fishing boat in Portsmouth

Davie Tait
8th December 2017, 16:18

A man has been arrested after five suspected victims of modern slavery were found on a fishing boat.

The vessel was boarded by police at Camber Dock, Portsmouth, at about 15:30 GMT on Thursday.

The 30-year-old man, from Annan in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, is being questioned on suspicion of modern slavery offences.

Five men from Ghana, who were working on the Scottish-registered boat, have been taken to a place of safety.

The immigration status of the men, who are aged between 35 and 46, is being checked, police said.