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Two King’s Lynn women arrested over alleged exploitation of migrant workers in Wisbech

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Two Lynn women have been arrested in connection with the exploitation of migrant workers in the Wisbech area.

The women were among four people arrested on suspicion of fraud on Tuesday and Wednesday (December 10 and 11) as part of Operation Endeavour, which is an ongoing inquiry run by the police and Gangmasters Licensing Authority (GLA).

On Tuesday, a 33-year-old Lynn woman was arrested in the town. Two Wisbech men, aged 37 and 49, were both arrested in that town on the same day.

A 25-year-old Lynn woman was arrested in March on Wednesday.

All four have been released on police bail until February 12.

Nine arrests made during 
a crackdown in October which involved police, the GLA, the National Crime Agency, 
Fenland District Council, 
the Home Office and the 
Vehicle and Operator Services Agency.

It was launched as a result of Operation Pheasant, a campaign to tackle homes of multiple occupancy and poor living standards which started in November last year.

Fenland Commander, Chief Insp Mike Winters said: “These arrests show that our work with the GLA to tackle exploitation continues 
unabated.

“Operation Endeavour was not a one-off day of action and we will continue to seek out those who are gaining from others’ suffering.”

 

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