The man of about thirty years old from Bedford was accused of violating his provisional order of slavery and human trafficking (STRO), which had been him imposed by the Bedfordshire police in August.

It is thought that it is only the second time that a British police force is accused of having broken such an order.

The man had attempted to board an international flight without informing the police, which had violated one of the conditions set out in the order.

STROs are part of the modern slavery law and can be enforced if the court is satisfied that there is a risk that the defendant will commit an offense of slavery or human trafficking.

The man appeared in Luton Trial Court on Monday, where he was determined that he would not be subject to any action in connection with the violation.

Simon Oldfield, DS, said, "These risk orders are effective powers in our arsenal to disrupt those suspected of being involved in organized crime.

"They give law enforcement more ways to prevent human trafficking, while we investigate in more detail about a possible criminal case.

"The fact that we have laid charges in this case shows how serious we and the Crown Prosecution Service are in the enforcement of these orders and in strict compliance with their conditions.

Last year, in Bedfordshire, 262 people were referred to the National Referral Mechanism for Potential Victims of Modern Slavery – the fifth-largest of all police zones in the United Kingdom.

Anyone with information about suspected modern slavery can report it to the Bedfordshire Police via 101, or contact him through the online reporting center available on the police website.

You can also contact the helpline for modern slavery at 08000 121 700.