TWO people have been arrested on suspicion of modern slavery and human trafficking.

Officers executed a warrant to search an address in Kings Drive in Eastbourne today.

A 53-year-old man and a 45-year-old woman were arrested on suspicion of slavery, servitude and forced or compulsory labour, and human trafficking, as well as dishonestly making a false representation with a view to obtaining a benefit.

Police also searched an office in Gildredge Road, where they seized documents, digital devices and related records.

The investigation, carried out by officers from East Sussex Project Discovery and partners including the Department of Work and Pensions, is linked to a recent police visit to an address in the High Street in Bexhill, where officers found two women from Brazil who admitted offering sexual services.

The man and woman were interviewed and have been released on bail until April 7 while enquiries continue.

Inspector Rachel Barrow said: "We continue to work with partners to develop intelligence about any signs that vulnerable workers are being exploited over their conditions of employment and accommodation in East Sussex."

For advice and information on spotting signs of modern slavery and how to report it, visit the Sussex Police website.