Third suspected "slave" found at farm
AN anti-slavery inquiry in South Wales has resulted in the discovery of a third man.
The 60-year-old British man was discovered after a raid on a farm in St Brides, near Newport.
He is reported by the BBC to be having his health checked by specialist Red Cross staff.
Three men from the village have been arrested bringing the total number of arrests in the operation to seven.
On Monday a Polish man was found at Cariad Farm, in nearby Peterstone, living in poor conditions. A British man was found there in March.
The BBC has reported that it is understood the third man was found following a police raid at the former Oakfields plant nursery in St Brides on Tuesday afternoon.
Three men from St Brides - aged 53, 38 and 20 - were arrested on suspicion of slavery and servitude offences.
The inquiry began after Darrell Simester, 43, from Kidderminster, Worcestershire, was found in March at Cariad Farm, about a mile from St Brides.
Mr Simester had gone missing 13 years ago while on holiday in the south Wales resort of Porthcawl.
He was found living in poor conditions with torn clothes and teeth missing and was described as being “vulnerable”.
Dawn raids followed at three sites in south Wales on Monday, including Cariad Farm, listed by Newport Council as a Gypsy/traveller site.
The four arrested on Monday - a 66-year-old man and a 42-year-old both from the Marshfield area, a 36-year-old man from the Cardiff area, and a 42-year-old woman from Penhow - remain in police custody.
As part of the inquiry, police have been searching a compost heap at Cariad Farm following intelligence that a body may be buried there.