PICTURED: Shocking scenes as 40 Romanians found crammed into three bedroom Black Country house

Police found 40 Romanians living in a three bedroom house with ten more at another property nearby, sparking an anti-slavery investigation, police revealed today.

The shocking discovery came when officers launched an early morning raid at the address on a road close to a Black Country high street.

The 4.30am swoop followed a tip that a large number of Easter European men regularly seen hanging around the area could be victims of 21st Century slavery.

Police Sergeant Marc Butler – among West Midlands police officers who took part in the operation alongside members of the National Crime Agency, Red Cross staff, the slavery charity Hope for Justice, interpreters and housing officials – said: „In one three-bed property we found 40 people.



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