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Two arrested as part of “modern slavery” probe are released under investigation

TWO people arrested as part of a probe into alleged modern slavery offences have been released under investigation, police have confirmed.

A man and a woman – both said to be Vietnamese nationals – were detained on March 8 as part of a Cumbria police operation which centred on a house at Jacobite Gardens in Clifton, near Penrith.

Onlookers reported at the time seeing a hive of dawn activity outside the detached property, which is situated on a recently-built and plush development known as The Oaks at the southern end of the village.

Cumbria police confirmed that a man aged in his 20s and a woman aged in her 30s had been arrested as “part of an investigation into ongoing modern day slavery offences”.

Both were said to have been released on bail pending further enquiries.

A Cumbria police spokesman confirmed this morning (MON) that the pair had both since answered their bail.

And the spokesman stated: “They have both now been released under investigation.”

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