Woman rescued amid sex trafficking arrests: PSNI

The PSNI said it had rescued a woman and arrested two people on suspicion of human trafficking for sexual purposes.

Wednesday, 17th May 2017, 8:15 pm
Updated Sunday, 4th June 2017, 9:40 pm

It said that an operation had taken place on Tuesday in the Dungannon area.

The PSNI announced the news on Wednesday night.

In a statement, Detective Chief Inspector Mark Bell said: “A 19-year-old woman and a 32-year-old man were arrested on suspicion of human trafficking for sexual exploitation and a number of other offences on Tuesday evening, following a report of concern for the safety of a woman in the area to local police earlier in the day.

“An investigation was put in place and a number of searches carried out, resulting in the rescue of a 29-year-old woman and the two arrests.

“The rescued woman is now receiving assistance from police and other agencies whilst both arrested individuals remain in custody assisting with enquiries.”