Three people have been charged by police in connection with human trafficking offences.
In April two men and a woman were arrested after a Vauxhall Corsa was stopped in New Hall Lane by police in Preston.
Officers found the group, as well as a 23-year-old woman, on board. The two men were arrested at the scene and a 36-year-old woman later arrested on suspicion of trafficking offences.
All were bailed until yesterday (Tuesday, May 23) and subsequently charged by detectives.
Alin Nistor, 23, Ion Calin, 33 and Delia Boar, 36, all of Acregate Lane, Preston, were charged with conspiring to traffic for sexual exploitation and conspiring to incite prostitution for gain.
They are due to appear at Preston Magistrates’ Court on June 8.
The charges are part of Operation Ludlow, a Lancashire Police investigation into allegations of human trafficking for the purposes of prostitution.
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If you think that someone is in immediate danger call 999, if you suspect slavery is happening and there is no immediate threat to life then contact us on 101.
Lancashire Victims Services are also here to offer help and support, even if you haven’t reported a crime to the police. Contact them on 0300 323 0085.
There is also a national Modern Slavery Helpline offering confidential help and advice, you can also report information to them on 08000 121 700.