Trafficking Gang Convicted, West Yorkshire

Friday 17th August 2018

Members of an Organised Crime Group which trafficked victims from Slovakia into Leeds have been convicted of exploitation offences.

An investigation by West Yorkshire Police’s Human Trafficking Unit discovered that the group would often target single and vulnerable men in extreme poverty and promise them a better life or use the threat of violence to bring them to the UK.

They also trafficked families with young children into the UK.

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Source:: West Yorkshire Police News

Motorcyclist dies in Potter Marston collision

A motorcyclist has died following a road traffic collision in Potters Marston earlier today.

Police were called to Stanton Lane at around 8.25am this morning (17 August) to a report of a two vehicle collision.

It involved a white Mazda CX5 and a red Honda motorbike.

The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Mazda was not injured.

Stanton Lane was closed between Stoney Stanton and Huncote while the emergency services attended the scene. The road has since been reopened.

Detective Constable John Borlase, the investigating officer, said: “At the time of the collision, the Mazda was travelling towards Huncote while the motorbike was travelling towards Stoney Stanton.

“I am keen to speak to anyone who may witnessed the collision or either vehicle beforehand, to please get in touch.

“Alternatively anyone who may have captured the incident on dashcam footage is also asked to contact us.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting incident 119 of 17 August 2018.

Source:: Leicestershire Police News