Three people have been remanded to appear before court today following a Humberside Police-led operation to tackle modern day slavery and drug dealing.

The three were arrested on Tuesday, 4 August, after our Organised Crime Team – supported by officers from the Regional Organised Crime Team, West Yorkshire Police and British Transport Police – carried out simultaneous warrants in Grimsby, Leeds and Bradford.

Shah Hazrat, 32, of Chatham Street, Bradford and Andrew Fox, 34, of Kingsway Garth, Leeds, are both charged with forcing a teenager and a vulnerable adult into compulsory labour, conspiracy to supply cocaine, conspiracy to supply heroin and facilitating the travel of a teenager, with the view to him being exploited.

Jason Gladding, 30 of Frederick Street, Grimsby, is charged with forcing a teenager and a vulnerable adult into compulsory labour, conspiracy to supply cocaine, conspiracy to supply heroin.

A 25-year-old Bradford woman and 28-year-old Bradford arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to supply heroin and crack cocaine and offences under the modern day slavery act, have been released on conditional bail pending further enquiries.