Sheffield pair accused of slavery and drug offences

A man and woman from Sheffield have appeared in court accused of slavery and drug offences.

Friday, 30th October 2020, 10:53 am
Updated Friday, 30th October 2020, 10:53 am
Sheffield Magistrates' Court

They were arrested after raids carried out in Sheffield and Manchester as part of an investigation into drug supply and exploitation.

Officers from South Yorkshire Police’s ‘Operation Fortify Team – set up to tackle serious organised crime –executed search warrants in both Sheffield and Manchester last Thursday.

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They were supported by armed officers, the Regional Organised Crime Unit and the National Crime Agency.

Rebecca Fielding, aged 22, and Harry Bishop, 21, both of Julian Way, Wincobank, have been charged with modern day slavery offences, being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs and possession of cannabis.

Fielding has also been charged with possession with intent to supply cannabis.

The pair appeared at Sheffield Magistrates’ Court on Saturday, October 24, with Fielding bailed and Bishop remanded in custody until their next court date in the city.

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