UK: Three ‘Slaves’ Freed in Inquiry into Human Trafficking

By Claire Hayhurst on December 9, 2013— “THREE men believed to be victims of slavery have been taken to a place of safety following a series of raids by police. Officers from Avon and Somerset Police executed a series of warrants as part of Operation Wanderer, a probe into forced labour and human trafficking. The … More UK: Three ‘Slaves’ Freed in Inquiry into Human Trafficking

LONDON: Women ‘Held as Slaves for 30 Years’

On November 21, 2013, for BBC NEWS LONDON— “Three women have been “rescued” from a south London house as police investigate claims they were held as slaves for about 30 years. Last month officers were contacted by Freedom Charity after it received a call from a woman saying she had been held against her will … More LONDON: Women ‘Held as Slaves for 30 Years’

UK police: Three Women Held for 30 Years

By Cassandra Vinograd for Associated Press on November 21, 2013— “Three women have been freed after spending 30 years held captive in a south London home, police announced Thursday, including one woman believed to have spent her entire life as a virtual slave. London’s Metropolitan Police announced the rescues after two people — a man … More UK police: Three Women Held for 30 Years

London’s ‘Shadow City’ of Human Trafficking

By Dave Hill for The Guardian on October 20, 2013— “A report by a Conservative London Assembly member argues for more and better tackling of a largely hidden form of criminality and exploitation in all its forms. Andrew Boff on the ubiquity of human trafficking: Most London residents imagine that it does not touch directly … More London’s ‘Shadow City’ of Human Trafficking

SCOTLAND: Women Asked to Assist with Police Crackdown on Human Trafficking in Nail Bars

By Annie Brown on October 26, 2013— “With many Vietnamese and Chinese-owned shops staffed by victims of trafficking or illegal immigrants, police say the customers themselves can help detect and tackle the problem. Scotland’s women can play a vital role in a police crackdown on human trafficking in nail bars, a leading officer has said. … More SCOTLAND: Women Asked to Assist with Police Crackdown on Human Trafficking in Nail Bars

Human Traffickers Bring Children to UK to Sell Their Organs on Black Market

Posted on October 21, 2013 on the Voice of Russia— “”Traffickers are exploiting the demand for organs and the vulnerability of children. It’s unlikely that a trafficker is going to take this risk and bring just one child into the UK. It is likely there was a group,” said Bharti Patel, the chief executive of … More Human Traffickers Bring Children to UK to Sell Their Organs on Black Market