Four men bailed in migrant ornamentals workers sting

Four people have been bailed after a sting by police and the Gangmasters Licensing Authority (GLA) involving Polish migrant workers on ornamental nurseries and farms.

Sussex police said in a statement that the four men were arrested on 2 November over allegations of "controlling and gaining illegal benefit from the work of migrant workers employed in farms and nurseries in West Sussex".

The men, who were released on police bail until February, were detained on suspicion of fraud and the unlicensed supply of staff, said the statement. Papers and computer-related material were seized after searches in an office in Portsmouth and in Havant.

A GLA spokeswoman said: "The nurseries were for ornamental plants but, because of the police investigation, we cannot give more details."

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