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  • Two man arrested after slavery raid at car wash site
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    Two man arrested after slavery raid at car wash site

    2018-04-20T00:00:00Z

    Officers from the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) and Durham Constabulary have raided a car wash site in Burnopfield following allegations the workers there were being exploited. Two Albanian men, aged 32 and 42, were arrested on suspicion of modern slavery offences. A number of potential victims ...

  • Fire fighters free van driver from collapsed car wash
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    Fire fighters free van driver from collapsed car wash

    2018-03-23T00:00:00Z

    Firefighters had to cut a van driver out of his vehicle after a car wash at a Staffordshire service station collapsed, according to the Burton Mail. The man was reported to be trapped in his vehicle on Monday morning, March 19, after the incident at the Shell garage, in New ...

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    Police raid hand car washes in the Midlands

    2018-03-20T00:00:00Z

    Hand car washes in Milton Keynes and Bedford have been raided by police investigating people trafficking and modern slavery, and the supply of class A drugs. Thames Valley Police Serious and Organised Crime Unit and officers from the Milton Keynes carried out a number of warrants to tackle a potential ...

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    No cases of Legionnaires at UK car washes, says PRA

    2018-03-20T00:00:00Z

    The PRA has reacted angrily to assertions that car washes in the UK may harbour Legionnaires’ disease. It followed a warning by a medical expert Dr Tom Makin, senior consultant at Legionella control who advises the Department of Health. He was responding to the discovery that two men became seriously ...

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    David Charman: chairman Car Wash Association

    2018-03-20T00:00:00Z

    Recently there have been several high-profile raids on unregulated hand car washes (HCW). In the largest, police raided hand car washes and 30 residential addresses in Milton Keynes. Officers found 36 "modern slaves", 13 people were arrested and large quantities of drugs were found. This confirms that government and the ...

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    Assured Equipment is new sole UK distributor for Aquarama Car Wash

    2018-03-20T00:00:00Z

    Assured Equipment has become the sole UK distributor for Aquarama Car Wash. Along with the Aquarama agreement, Assured Equipment is also the distributor for the American conveyor manufacturer AVW Ltd and Tommy Car Wash Centre’s, and also distributes the Texabri Canopy systems for covering wash bays and customer parking areas. ...

  • Slavery investigators target car washes
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    Slavery investigators target car washes

    2018-03-14T00:00:00Z

    Car washes were among businesses targeted during a four-day operation to tackle modern slavery in Cornwall. The Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) worked with a range of partners in East and West Cornwall to prevent and identify exploitation of vulnerable workers. Between Tuesday and Friday (6 - ...

  • PRA slams ’Legionnaires’ slur on UK car washes
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    PRA slams ’Legionnaires’ slur on UK car washes

    2018-02-28T00:00:00Z

    The PRA has reacted angrily to assertions that car washes in the UK could harbour Legionnaires’ disease. It followed a warning by a medical expert Dr Tom Makin, senior consultant at Legionella control who advises the Department of Health. He was responding to the discovery that two men became seriously ...

  • Men jailed for running cannabis factory at car wash site
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    Men jailed for running cannabis factory at car wash site

    2018-02-23T00:00:00Z

    Two men have been jailed for running a cannabis factory from a car wash on the side of the A14 in Cambridgeshire. Esmerald Jahelezi, 28, and Andrilon Mehmetaj, 31, who were living at the car wash, were sentenced on 21 February at Cambridge Crown Court. Jahelezi was sentenced to ...

  • Legionnaires disease warning about car washes
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    Legionnaires disease warning about car washes

    2018-02-23T00:00:00Z

    A medical expert who advises the Department of Health has warned that car washes in the UK could harbour Legionnaires’ disease. The warning came after a study found two men became seriously ill with Legionnaires’ disease after inhaling infected water droplets from separate car washes in Italy. According ...

  • Police raid hand car washes in slavery investigation
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    Police raid hand car washes in slavery investigation

    2018-02-14T00:00:00Z

    Hand car washes in Milton Keynes and Bedford have been raided by police investigating people trafficking and modern slavery, and the supplying of class A drugs. Thames Valley Police Serious and Organised Crime Unit and officers from the Milton Keynes carried out a number of warrants to tackle a ...

  • Major crackdown on hand car washes
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    Major crackdown on hand car washes

    2018-02-09T00:00:00Z

    Hand car wash sites in northern England have been the focus of a major crackdown on slavery by the National Crime Agency (NCA), targeting organised crime in four countries. Officers from the NCA, the North East Regional Special Operations Unit, Cleveland, Northumbria, Sussex and Metropolitan police forces arrested 21 ...

  • Human trafficking arrest at car wash
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    Human trafficking arrest at car wash

    2018-01-17T00:00:00Z

    A man has been arrested on suspicion of human trafficking after a raid on a car wash business on Old Kent Road in London. Officers from the Metropolitan Police Service in Southwark, along with investigating officers from the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA), executed a warrant at the ...

  • Men questioned over slavery at hand car wash
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    Men questioned over slavery at hand car wash

    2017-12-13T00:00:00Z

    Two men have been arrested on suspicion of committing modern slavery offences, after a raid on a hand car wash site in Durham. Officers raided Best Hand Car Wash on Yarm Road, Darlington, on Wednesday December 6, and arrested two men, aged 21 and 26. Five suspected slavery ...

  • Car wash owner fined after waste fly-tipped at beauty spot
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    Car wash owner fined after waste fly-tipped at beauty spot

    2017-11-10T00:00:00Z

    The owner of a hand car wash operation has been fined after waste from his site was dumped at a National Trust beauty spot. Rubbish including car parts, plastic containers, black bin bags and empty boxes were all left strewn across a woodland path within the grounds of Wimpole Hall ...

  • Suspected slave trafficker arrested at car wash business
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    Suspected slave trafficker arrested at car wash business

    2017-10-20T00:00:00Z

    A man suspected of trafficking workers into the UK to work at a hand car wash in Lancashire was arrested by Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) investigators on October 19. Eight potential victims were recovered in the operation, which also involved officers from Preston South Division’s Modern Slavery Unit ...

  • Anti-slavery campaign highlights car washes
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    Anti-slavery campaign highlights car washes

    2017-09-15T00:00:00Z

    A campaign by the Scottish Government against human trafficking and modern slavery is highlighting that many unscrupulous hand car wash operations are involved. In Aberdeen this week screen cleans were offered at the city’s Golden Square Car Park as part of the campaign to draw attention to the different ...

  • Inspectors close hand car wash over hazardous electrics
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    Inspectors close hand car wash over hazardous electrics

    2017-07-14T00:00:00Z

    A hand car wash site in Devizes, Wiltshire, had its power cut off by health and safety inspectors last week after they deemed it unsafe. Devizes Car Centre on New Park Street was closed this week for repairs after being visited on Friday, 7 July, by the Health and ...

  • Morrisons wins consent for Bradford hand car wash
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    Morrisons wins consent for Bradford hand car wash

    2017-05-26T00:00:00Z

    Plans for a hand new car wash at a Morrisons supermarket have been approved by Bradford Council. The supermarket group’s application was to build a hand car wash, with a cabin and canopy, on part of the car park at its Enterprise 5 store at Five Lane Ends. The company ...

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    Kärcher and Tokheim do deal on car washes

    2017-05-15T00:00:00Z

    Kärcher and Tokheim Service Group (TSG) have formed a strategic partnership, which will see them join forces in the car wash industry. "Kärcher will increase its focus on development, engineering and manufacturing in order to bring to market superior products and great innovation," explained Markus Asch, deputy chairman of the ...