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Slavery in UK: Victims 'need better support'

The treatment of some victims of modern slavery by UK authorities is "morally unacceptable", the country's first anti-slavery commissioner has said.

Kevin Hyland said some victims were not given proper support by authorities.

In numbers: People trafficking in Nigeria

The UK's first Anti-Slavery Commissioner Kevin Hyland has made Nigeria a high priority, as latest figures reveal a rise in the number potential trafficking victims brought to the UK.Here are some facts about the issue.

The UK's Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner Launches Strategic Plan

The UK's first Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner, Kevin Hyland, has today launched his Strategic Plan to tackle modern slavery and human trafficking. The Plan outlines his objectives and priorities and the actions he will take. 

In Nigeria's slave trade, women traffic other women into prostitution

The woman sitting before us in an interview room in Benin City's anti-trafficking headquarters cuts a slight figure. Faith, aged just 25, shuffles her feet nervously, her head bowed.

Ending poverty key to preventing human trafficking

AS MSPs pass historic new laws to tackle human trafficking and protect victims, they should be commended for taking a strong first step in Scotland’s res­ponse to this illegal trade.

Hampshire Police have raided nine workplaces across Hampshire as part of an anti-slavery campaign

Police have raided nine premises across Hampshire today as part of a crackdown on modern slavery.

Scottish Parliament passes new laws to tackle human trafficking

New laws to tackle human trafficking and better protect its victims have been passed by the Scottish Parliament.

MSPs to vote on human trafficking bill

Scottish Government legislation to combat Human Trafficking and Exploitation Bill faces its final hurdle in the Scottish Parliament today.

Anti-slavery raids in Portsmouth target nail bars and brothel

Nail bars were raided in a police crackdown on modern slavery in the city.

Detectives also searched a Thai massage parlour and a possible brothel in Portsmouth in a co-ordinated day of action trying to find victims.

Family jailed for trafficking Hungarian women for prostitution

A family who trafficked and enslaved two Hungarian women to force them into prostitution have been jailed.

Police rescued the women, aged 30 and 21, from a home in Spa Road, Bolton, Greater Manchester on 26 March.

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