Image of PressTV-UK slavery hotline uncovers 5,000 victims in 1st year
PressTV-UK slavery hotline uncovers 5,000 victims in 1st year
Britain’s modern slavery helpline received thousands of calls in its first full year and identified nearly 5,000 potential victims being exploited in car washes, construction sites, nail bars and brothels, an anti-trafficking charity said on Monday.Unseen, which runs the hotline, said the 3,710 calls from the public and from victims last year led to about 1,450 referrals to anti-slavery groups, th... [Read More]
Image of PressTV-Slavery prosecutions in UK rise by 27%
PressTV-Slavery prosecutions in UK rise by 27%
The number of modern slavery prosecutions in the United Kingdom rose by 27% in the past year, according to figures published by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS).The Modern Slavery Report by the CPS showed that referrals to the body from police and other agencies in 2017-18 rose by 31% to 355, the highest ever recorded.Some 5,145 potential victims of slavery were referred to authorities last yea... [Read More]
Image of Lethal arsenal of 79 deadly firearms seized outside Channel Tunnel on the way to the UK - Jul 2017
Lethal arsenal of 79 deadly firearms seized outside Channel Tunnel on the way to the UK - Jul 2017
A lethal arsenal of 79 firearms have been seized on the way to UK just outside the Channel Tunnel.The collection of 79 “viable” 4mm and 6mm handguns and a large quantity of ammunition were in concealed compartments in a trailer attached to a Mercedes van.Border Force officials swooped after a joint investigation by the National Crime Agency and Scotland Yard’s organised crime unit.The weapons were... [Read More]