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Seven charged in Oldham over modern slavery claims

Five men and two women have been charged in connection with arranging and facilitating travel of another person with the view to exploit and conspiracy to control prostitution for gain, following an investigation conducted by GMP’s Oldham CID and Neighbourhood teams, supported by GMP’s Modern Slavery Team and the North West Regional Crime Unit (ROCU).

This comes after a concern for welfare report was raised on Thursday, January 25.

A 31-year-old female is receiving support from specialist officers and agencies.

Those charged are: 

  • Dan Cristian Scurtu, 49, of Crofton Street, Oldham
  • Stefan Sorin Boeru, 24, of Howgill Crescent, Oldham
  • Anisoara Stan, 44, of Ashton Road, Oldham
  • Gheorghe Rusu, 41, of Abson Street, Oldham
  • Victor-Viorel Stan, 40, of Grendon Avenue, Oldham
  • Alina Lungu, 19, of Lime Street, Oldham
  • Daniel Dobrin, 19, of Western Road, London

All seven have been remanded into custody having appeared at Manchester and Salford Magistrates and Tameside Magistrates court.

To report a suspicion of modern day slavery or get advice you can contact the Modern Slavery Helpline confidentially on 08000 121 700. This is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

You can also report it to GMP online or by calling 101 at any time to report an incident.

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