DETECTIVES from PSNI’s Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Unit (MSHTU) have charged a 33-year-old man with requiring another person to perform forced or compulsory labour.
The suspect is due to appear at Belfast Magistrates’ Court this morning, Wednesday, May 1, for a first remand hearing.
As is normal procedure the charge will be reviewed by the Public Prosecution Service.
The charge follows the man’s arrest in east Belfast yesterday.
A woman managed to escape from his home and told a member of the public she had been his house slave for the past six years.