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Man charged with human trafficking after report of woman being assaulted

Police have charged a 38-year-old man arrested in the south Belfast area as part of an investigation into human trafficking.

He has been charged with human trafficking and sexual offences and will appear in court on Thursday.

It comes after police received a report that a woman was being assaulted outside a property on Tuesday evening.

Detective Chief Inspector Mark Bell, from PSNI Human Trafficking Unit, said: "Our enquiries led us to arrest a 38-year-old man on suspicion of a number of offences including human trafficking for sexual exploitation, rape and sexual assault.

"These enquiries, including a search of a property in the area are continuing as we work with partner agencies to ensure the woman receives appropriate support and assistance."

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