Gang members jailed for modern slavery – Crown Prosecution Service

‘Two London gang members who trafficked a teenage girl to Swansea to deal heroin and crack cocaine have been jailed.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 13th April 2018

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Dozens of MPs and 80,000 members of public urge Home Office to reverse decision to refuse child slavery victim asylum – The Independent

Posted April 10th, 2018 in asylum, children, news, trafficking in human beings, victims by tracey

‘Dozens of MPs and more than 80,000 members of the public have urged the Home Office to reconsider its decision to refuse asylum to a child slavery victim which would see him forced to return to the country from which he was trafficked.’

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The Independent, 10th April 2018

Source: www.independent.co.uk

British children being forced into modern slavery in UK as 5,000 potential victims found – The Independent

‘British children are being forced into modern slavery in the UK as more potential victims are reported than ever before. A total of 5,145 potential victims were referred into the system last year, an increase of 35 per cent on the year before, and the National Crime Agency (NCA) believes the number will continue to rise.’

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The Independent, 25th March 2018

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Telford grooming ‘tip of the iceberg’, says solicitor – BBC News

Posted March 14th, 2018 in child abuse, news, sexual grooming, trafficking in human beings by sally

‘A lawyer who led prosecutions against a child sex abuse ring in Telford has said those cases were the “tip of the iceberg”.’

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BBC News, 13th March 2018

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Women “groomed, pimped and trafficked” as teenagers not required to disclose prostitution convictions to employers – UK Human Rights Blog

‘The High Court ruled on 2nd March 2018 that three women forced into prostitution as teenagers will no longer have to disclose related convictions to potential employers.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 6th March 2018

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DPP speech to the International Summit on Modern Slavery – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted February 23rd, 2018 in forced labour, speeches, trafficking in human beings by tracey

‘DPP speech to the International Summit on Modern Slavery.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 21st February 2018

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Attorney General speech at the Modern Slavery Summit – Attorney General’s Office

Posted February 23rd, 2018 in forced labour, speeches, trafficking in human beings by tracey

‘Attorney General Jeremy Wright QC MP gives keynote speech at the Crown Prosecution Service Modern Slavery Summit.’

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Attorney General’s Office, 22nd February 2018

Source: www.gov.uk/ago

Ex-slave wins appeal against ‘unlawful’ Home Office guidance – BBC News

Posted February 14th, 2018 in appeals, forced labour, immigration, news, trafficking in human beings by michael

“A former child slave has won a court fight against the Home Office after its immigration guidance was deemed unlawful.”

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BBC News, 13th February 2018

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‘Criminalised, detained, deported’: UK accused of failing trafficked children – The Guardian

Posted February 8th, 2018 in asylum, children, deportation, detention, news, trafficking in human beings, victims by tracey

‘Child trafficking victims deported back to Vietnam by the British government face the risk of being retrafficked and further exploited, lawyers and child protection groups have warned.’

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The Guardian, 7th February 2018

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Home Office urged to reverse ‘grotesque’ decision to send child slavery victim back to country he was trafficked from – The Independent

Posted February 1st, 2018 in asylum, children, deportation, news, trafficking in human beings, victims by tracey

‘The Home Office is being urged by leading charities to reverse its decision to refuse asylum to a child slavery victim which would see him forced to return to the country from which he was trafficked.’

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The Independent, 1st February 2018

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Collapsed trial woman says she gave birth ‘alone’ in prison – BBC News

‘A woman held in custody for more than 13 months before her trial collapsed has told the BBC she hopes someone will be punished for the failures which led to her giving birth in prison.’

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BBC News, 31st January 2018

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People trafficking case collapses over disclosure failings – BBC News

Posted January 30th, 2018 in disclosure, evidence, news, prostitution, trafficking in human beings, trials by sally

‘A judge has ordered the Crown Prosecution Service to explain itself in a case that collapsed because social media evidence was not disclosed.’

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BBC News, 26th January 2018

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Nottingham modern slavery brothers ordered to repay £167k – BBC News

Posted January 22nd, 2018 in confiscation, news, trafficking in human beings by sally

‘Two brothers jailed for modern slavery have been ordered to repay £167,650 in criminal gains.’

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BBC News, 22nd January 2018

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Modern slavery victims ‘hidden in plain sight’, councils warn – BBC News

Posted January 17th, 2018 in news, trafficking in human beings by sally

‘Householders could “unwittingly” be hiring victims of modern slavery to wash their cars, paint their nails or lay their drives, councils are warning.’

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BBC News, 17th January 2018

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Brexit Custom Laws Could ‘Slash Human Rights’ – Rights Info

‘New trade laws, which could allow ministers to water down or repeal equality laws altogether, are being debated in the House of Commons today.’

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Rights Info, 8th January 2018

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Trio who used trafficked girls to work in nail bars jailed under slavery laws – The Guardian

Posted January 5th, 2018 in news, sentencing, trafficking in human beings by tracey

‘A woman and man who forced children trafficked from Vietnam to work in nail bars in the UK have been jailed under modern slavery legislation. Police say it is the first time a successful prosecution involving children has taken place since the laws were brought in two years ago.’

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The Guardian, 2nd January 2018

Source: www.theguardian.com

Modern Slavery guidance – Sentencing Council

Posted December 20th, 2017 in press releases, sentencing, sexual offences, trafficking in human beings by tracey

‘Explanatory guidance for sentencing offences of sexual exploitation under section 2 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 has now been included in the Sexual Offences guidelines.’

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Sentencing Council, 19th December 2017

Source: http://sentencingcouncil.judiciary.gov.uk

Wendy Thomas jailed for people smuggling to UK – BBC News

Posted December 19th, 2017 in news, sentencing, trafficking in human beings by sally

‘A woman who hid three people in a car and tried to drive them into the UK has been jailed for people smuggling.’

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BBC News, 18th December 2017

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Pair guilty of human trafficking after drugs raid in UK legal first – The Guardian

Posted December 7th, 2017 in conspiracy, drug trafficking, gangs, news, trafficking in human beings by sally

‘Two gang members who ran a so-called “county line” drug network have been convicted of human trafficking in the first case of its kind.’

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The Guardian, 6th December 2017

Source: www.theguardian.com

Two convicted of Modern Slavery Act offences – Crown Prosecution Service

‘Two people who arranged for underage girls to be trafficked for sexual exploitation have been convicted of offences under the Modern Slavery Act today (21 Nov).’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 21st November 2017

Source: www.cps.gov.uk