Episode 7: Five years living in the woods
Operation Laysan was one of the force’s most mysterious investigations which took many turns. In September 2015, Ricardas Puisys vanished from his home in Wisbech. A murder investigation was launched by the major crime unit and the hunt for his body began.
Ricardas had not been seen for three years before the investigation took an unexpected turn.
Listen to or read Episode 7
‘Cambs Cops: Our Stories’ is the force’s first true crime podcast series, providing an insight into policing in Cambridgeshire.
This podcast is available to watch and listen via the media player with subtitles included. A written transcript of the episode is also available via the link below.
Modern Slavery typically exists due to the increase in demand for cheap products, labour and services. The signs of slavery can often be hard to spot, which makes it difficult for us to recognise victims around us.
- Sexual exploitation
- Enforced labour
- Domestic servitude
- Organ harvesting
- Criminal exploitation
Report modern slavery
If someone’s life is in immediate danger, always call 999.
If there is no emergency, but you want to speak to one of our officers, you can report your concern online, call us on 101 or the dedicated trafficking police hotline on 0800 783 2589, open 24/7.
Modern slavery support organisations
The Modern Slavery Helpline, which is run by the anti-slavery charity Unseen UK. The modern slavery helpline 08000 121 700 is an independent, confidential and free service which is open 24/7 .
The modern slavery helpline provide support to;
- potential victims who can speak to fully-trained helpline advisors who will help with accessing relevant services, including government funded support
- statutory agencies who can call to gain support in dealing with potential victims and to receive guidance in accessing information and tools
- businesses who can call for information, advice and also to report any concerns they have about potential instances of modern slavery
- members of the public and those delivering services on the front-line can also report any modern slavery suspicions or concerns about individuals, premises or locations.
You may wish to contact other organisations for more information or if you have concerns about modern slavery;