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Wisbech modern slavery case to feature in repeat of 24 Hours in Police Custody episode which will air again next week

A Wisbech modern slavery case will be the focus of a 24 Hours in Police Custody Episode that will air on television next week.

The repeat of the ‘No body murder’ will look at the investigation into the disappearance of Ricardas Puisys in Wisbech in 2015.

There were many twists and turns in the investigation that uncovered a dark world of modern slavery and exploitation.

Ricardas Puisys disappeared from his home in Wisbech in 2015
Ricardas Puisys disappeared from his home in Wisbech in 2015

The episode will be shown on Channel 4 on Monday, April 8 at 10pm.

Lithuanian-born Ricardas Puisys was last seen in September 2015 before completely vanishing without a trace from his home in Wisbech.

Investigations led detectives from the Major Crime Unit to discover Ricardas, who was 35 at the time he went missing, may have been the victim of a serious assault in the hours before his disappearance and the main line of enquiry was that he had been murdered.

The five-year investigation began with key searches to discover the whereabouts of Ricardas’s body until the case took an unexpected turn and the team were given some hope he may be alive.

Through the investigative journey, the team uncovered disturbing details about the dark and dangerous world of modern slavery in Cambridgeshire.

Cambridgeshire Police says that slavery is still happening in the county, and it has specialist officers working to combat the issue.

More information about modern slavery and information about how to report any concerns can be found here.

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