Cumbria police throw weight behind slavery awareness campaign



Between September 1 2015 and August 31 2016, there were eight offences under the Modern Slavery Act 2015 across the county and police are keen to emphasise that slavery and trafficking is just as prevalent in Cumbria as it is in the bigger cities.
Police and crime commissioner Peter McCall said: "Modern slavery is, sadly, a reality here in Cumbria as elsewhere and it is an appalling crime resulting in the exploitation of vulnerable people. We must act to stamp it out.
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17 October 2016 in Regional North West , Views: 37
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