Four family members charged with modern slavery offences after dawn raids across east London

PUBLISHED: 10:09 18 October 2018 | UPDATED: 14:13 18 October 2018

Police arrested three of the four suspects at an address in Perth Road, Ilford. Picture: Met Police

Police arrested three of the four suspects at an address in Perth Road, Ilford. Picture: Met Police

Met Police

Four family members have been charged with modern slavery offences following dawn raids across east London.

The four were charged yesterday (Wednesday) with conspiring to hold a person in slavery or servitude.

Viorel Lupu, 48; his wife Victorita, 50; son Valentin, 26 — all of Perth Road, Ilford — and 42-year-old brother Alexandru, of Neville Road, Forest Gate, will appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court today.

Two men, aged 44 and 36, and two women, aged 38 and 44, arrested on suspicion of modern slavery and money laundering offences have been released under investigation.

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