Trafficking accused appears in court

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A man has made his first appearance in court in connection with a trafficking investigation in Chorley.

Nasar Khan, 26, went before Preston Magistrates’ Court this morning.

The charges were put to Khan, of Albert Road, Manchester, in court via an interpreter.

It is alleged that he managed or facilitated the arrival in the UK of a woman, intending to exploit her.

He is also accused of conspiring with another man to do an act, namely false marriage, which facilitated the commission of a breach of immigration law.

It is also alleged that he intentionally arranged or facilitated the travel of the woman within the UK, intending to exploit her.

The offences are alleged to have happened between August 1 and September 7, 2013.

Khan did not indicate a plea during the hearing.

An application for bail was not made.

District Judge Jane Goodwin told Khan: “These matters must be dealt with at Preston Crown Court.

“You will appear at Preston Crown Court on June 30 and you are remanded in custody in these proceedings.”