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Two in court on slavery charges

Two people will appear in court today accused of holding four men in slavery or servitude.

Vasilica Panaghita, 54, and Cristian Panaghita, 31, are facing charges brought under the Criminal Law Act after a police raid last January.

West Midlands Police said four men were found in squalid conditions at a property in Alum Rock Road, Birmingham, on January 6 this year.

Vasilica Panaghita, of Alum Rock Road, and Cristian Panaghita, of Cotterills Lane, Ward End, Birmingham, will appear for a plea hearing at the city's Crown Court today.

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