SEVERAL building sites across Ludgershall and Tidworth were visited by police as part of a new campaign.

On Thursday, July 13, officers from Wiltshire Police visited the sites as part of Operation Aidant.

The operation is a nationally coordinated campaign focusing on modern slavery and human trafficking.

Every site they checked was classed as 'all in order'.

The visits were coordinated by PCSO Rupinder Kaur and PCSO Chloe Perry, and every site was found to be 'all in order' with advice given around vulnerability, exploitation, and modern slavery.

PCSO Rupinder Kaur said: "Our planned day visiting construction sites was an extremely successful one with every site being found to have its paperwork and business in order.  

"Our checks were part of two weeks of work across the county under Operation Aidant aimed at ensuring that employees were working legally and being treated appropriately.

"As a force we will always clamp down on employers breaching laws regarding immigration and employees’ rights.

"It is the responsibility of all business owners to check the immigration status of those being hired."

If you have information about a suspected modern slavery and human trafficking crime please contact Wiltshire Police or call them on 101, or 999 in an emergency.