|Hundreds of police comb farmland over slaves in Wales, four suspects arrested in raids
Welsh police have arrested four people including a woman and are combing the grounds of a stable in a farm outside the capital city of Cardiff, searching for a body in a long-running slavery investigation.
Gwent Police said more than 100 men are involved in the yard search, as well as two other addresses in Cardiff and the small Welsh village of Penhow. Those arrested were between the ages of 36 and 66.
Police suspect that people are being kept in squalid conditions at the site “and forced to work for no pay.''
The investigation follows the discovery of Darrell Simester, 43, who was found living at the site in a filthy caravan. He had been reported missing for 13 years.
Police said an unnamed man _ believed to be a Polish national _ was recovered from the site on Monday and now being assessed by police and British Red Cross.
Police added that horses found at the stable are being examined by animal welfare experts.
There were few other details about the nature of the investigation or why police believed a body might be hidden somewhere in the area. Pictures published by news website WalesOnline showed black-clad officers picking through the underbrush with rods, and an excavator on site.–AP