Four charged with offences under the Modern Slavery Act

Date published: 04 May 2018 11:44
Dated: 04 May 2018 12:43:39

A woman and three men have been charged with offences under the Modern Slavery Act, following an operation carried out in the Page Hall area.

Warrants were executed at three address early on Wednesday morning (2 May), as officers, alongside staff from the Department for Work and Pensions, worked to identify potential victims and any subsequent offences as part of an ongoing investigation in to possible human trafficking and modern slavery offences.

Jan Skop, 44, and Lydia Skopova, 35, both of Kirton Road, Sheffield, have each been charged with nine offences under the Modern Slavery Act 2015, the Fraud Act and Identity Documents Act. The charges relate to offences committed between August 2015 and February 2017, relating to human trafficking.

Skop and Skopova have both been remanded into custody to appear before Sheffield Crown Court on Thursday 31 May.


Amjid Hussain, 52, of Nottingham Street, Sheffield, has been charged with three offences under the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and Fraud Act, relating to offences committed between August 2015 – February 2017. He has been bailed to appear before court on Tuesday 5 June.

Shafiq Uddin, 39, of Pye Bank Road, Sheffield, has been charged with four offences under the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and Fraud Act, relating to offences committed between August 2015 – February 2017. He has been bailed to appear before court on Tuesday 5 June.

A 39-year-old man, arrested on suspicion of offences under the Modern Slavery Act 2015 has been released under investigation.

Anyone with concerns regarding possible human trafficking or modern slavery offences is asked to call 101 or speak to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

You can also call the Modern Slavery Helpline on 08000 121700 or visit modernslaveryhelpline.org for more information and advice.

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