Human trafficking victim rescued in Co.Tyrone

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By David Hunter

A potential victim of Human Trafficking has been rescued from the risk of sexual exploitation in Dungannon. 

The 29 year old is receiving assistance after concerns were raised for her safety yesterday. 

A 19 year old woman and a 32 year old man have been arrested on suspicion of a number of offences.

Detective Chief Inspector Mark Bell said: “A 19 year old woman and a 32 year old man were arrested on suspicion of human trafficking for sexual exploitation and a number of other offences on Tuesday evening.

This follows a report of concern for the safety of a woman in the area to local police earlier in the day.

"An investigation was put in place and a number of searches carried out, resulting in the rescue of a 29 year old woman and the two arrests.

"The rescued woman is now receiving assistance from police and other agencies whilst both arrested individuals remain in custody assisting with enquiries.”

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