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The pair have been banned from having passports and other personal documents relating to other people

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The PSNI’s Human Trafficking Department are to monitor two Viietnamese nationals in Northern Ireland who are being investigated for modern slavery.

Derbyshire police launched an investigation into the running of a nail bar in Matlok in the East Midlands, which is now under new ownership.

Manh Van Le and Thy An Tran have been given a court order and will be bound by bail conditions under the Slavery and Trafficking Risk Order.

The order will be in place for five years meaning they cannot arrange accommodation for anyone other than immediate family or arrange travel for anyone other than immediate family or employ anyone without a national insurance number.

They have also been prevented from having passports, bank cards or banking information belonging to other people.

DS Andy Wright of Derbyshire Constabulary’s Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking team, said: “The granting of a STRO is a key weapon to combat modern slavery offences and allows police to act swiftly where breaches of the order are discovered and bring those responsible before the courts.

“Modern slavery is a key priority for Derbyshire Constabulary, and we are determined to do all we can to disrupt the individuals and criminal networks involved in modern slavery and human trafficking.

“The force also works closely with partners to safeguard and offer support to victims and I hope news of this order reaches those who are being exploited and come forward.”

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