Two men due in court in Colchester charged with modern slavery at car wash in Clacton

Colchester Magistrates Court

Colchester Magistrates Court - Credit: Su Anderson

Two men are due to appear in court on Monday following arrests in connection with modern slavery.

The pair were charged after warrants were executed in Clacton at five addresses in Key Road, Coronation Road and Wellesley Road just before 7am yesterday.

It follows concerns about the treatment of people working at a car wash in Wellesley Road.

Two men and a woman were arrested.

Bernard Leshi, 26, of Wellesley Road, Clacton, and Saimir Leshi, 28, of Coronation Road, Clacton have both been charged with holding a person in slavery or servitude and are both due to appear at Colchester Magistrates’ Court, on Monday.

A 56 year-old woman has been released on bail until April 15.

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