Suffolk Police support Anti-Slavery Day

A former Essex Police officer has been found guilty of gross misconduct Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

A former Essex Police officer has been found guilty of gross misconduct Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

Police are showing their support in Suffolk for Anti-Slavery Day which seeks to raise awareness and encourage reporting of human trafficking and exploitation.

Their message, that modern slavery happens even in rural areas like Suffolk and targets societies most vulnerable people, comes just before Anti-Slavery Day which is on Thursday, October 18.

Neighbourhood Teams and specialist officers are working with partner agencies who may to come into contact with people who are vulnerable to exploitation.

These can include victims that have been brought from overseas, as well as UK nationals in Suffolk, being forced to work illegally against their will.

Suffolk Police and Crime Commissioner Tim Passmore said, “If I was not Suffolk’s PCC, I’m not sure I would be aware of the consequences of this horrendous issue; it is another example of a hidden crime and something that many of us are completely unaware of.


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“But modern slavery is something we all need to be aware of because it is happening in Suffolk and the impact of this evil crime on victims is totally devastating.”

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