Two men who recruited for agency supplying Sports Direct workers 'convicted under Modern Slavery Act'

'Markowski brothers recruited 18 vulnerable men in Poland, controlled their bank accounts and kept most of their wages', BBC Home Affairs Correspondant Danny Shaw tweets.

Ben Chapman
Monday 23 January 2017 14:52 GMT

Two Polish brothers who recruited staff for an agency that supplied Sports Direct have been convicted of an offence under the Modern Slavery Act, the BBC's Home Affairs correspondent Danny Shaw reports.

"Erwin & Krystian Markowski admitted conning and threatening workers employed at Sport Direct's warehouse at Shirebrook, in Derbyshire", Mr Shaw stated in a tweet, adding that the "brothers recruited 18 vulnerable men in Poland, then controlled their bank accounts and kept most of their wages".

A spokesman for Sports Direct said: “We welcome the conviction of these two individuals, who were brought to justice after being reported to police by the Transline agency and Sports Direct in February 2016. It sends a clear message that we will not tolerate these kinds of behaviour.”

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