DETECTIVES are searching for potential trafficking victims in West Yorkshire after jailing a man for modern slavery and offences linked to prostitution.

Anghel Iordache, 49, of Harehills, was jailed for more than 11 years at Leeds Crown Court this July following a concerning welfare check in Leeds.

The investigation which followed Iordache’s arrest led to safeguarding measures being put in place for two women.

Detectives from Leeds Child Vulnerable to Exploitation Team (CVET) believe it is likely that Iordache may have trafficked other women for the purpose of sexual exploitation.

Detective Inspector Al Cheyne, said: “We would like to take this opportunity, now Iordache is behind bars for a significant length of time, to appeal to women who believe they were trafficked into the country by him. 

“Anyone coming forward will be supported by our specially trained officers.”

Leeds CVET can be contacted via the LiveChat facility on the West Yorkshire Police website or 101 line.

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