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Three men deny human trafficking charges

Three men deny human trafficking charges

Published by Helen Down at 6:33pm 15th April 2019. (Updated at 12:16pm 14th May 2019)

Three men have denied immigration offences after a police operation in Cornwall.

Officers were called to an incident at Newlyn Harbour during the first week in April.

Four men appeared before Truro Magistrates Court on 15th, where they entered pleas as follows:

  • Frank Walling aged 72 from Colne, Lancashire - no plea recorded
  • Glen Martin Bennett aged 55 Burnley pleaded not guilty
  • Jon Ransom aged 63 from Kent pleaded not guilty
  • Keith Royston Plummer aged 62 from Sheerness pleaded not guilty

The four were remanded in custody to appear before Truro Crown Court on 7th May.


On Tuesday 7th May, Walling and Bennett pleaded guilty to one charge, contrary to immigration law.

On Monday 13th May, Plummer pleaded guilty to one charge, contrary to immigration law.

All three are now remanded in custody and due to appear at Truro Crown Court again in October.

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