Man arrested on trafficking charge

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Detectives in Londonderry have revealed that they have arrested a 28-year-old man in Londonderry as part of an investigation into human trafficking.

In a statement on Monday afternoon, a PSNI officer confirmed that a 26-year-old Eastern European woman was currently receiving treatment for a range of injuries following allegations of rape and assault.

They said she was also being assessed as a potential victim of human trafficking.

Investigating officer Detective Inspector Mark Bell, from PSNI Human Trafficking Unit, said: “A woman asked police at Strand Road for assistance last night and our enquiries led us to arrest a 28-year-old man a short time later.

“These enquiries, including a search of a property in the city, are continuing as we work with partner agencies to ensure the woman receives all appropriate support and assistance.”