Police deal with modern slavery offences in Cumbria
Modern slavery victims have been rescued by police in Cumbria with officers warning that the crime is not limited to big cities.
Between September last year and August the county's police force say they've dealt with eight offences which come under the Modern Slavery Act.
Of these, two were in north Cumbria, five were in the west of the county and one in the south.
The offences included labour exploitation, sexual exploitation and forced or compulsory labour.
Cumbria Police have released the shocking figures as they today join in with a regional week-long campaign to raise awareness of... read more
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