SEVENTEEN people have been rescued after dawn raids by police conducting an anti-slavery operation.
Five addresses, including a takeaway, were raided yesterday morning in Greater Manchester along with a further two addresses searched later.
The 17 rescued are currently with specialists from Greater Manchester Police (GMP) and the British Red Cross.
Detective Inspector Chris Potter, of GMPs City of Manchester Division, said: “Warrants like these are absolutely necessary in disrupting those who take advantage of people for cheap labour, exploit their willingness to work and completely disregard their right to live in a clean and safe environment.
Three men, aged 35 and 24, have been arrested on suspicion of offences under the Modern Slavery Act 2015