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Potential victims of trafficking and modern slavery rise by 80%-plus in two years

The number of potential victims of trafficking and modern slavery reported to the authorities has risen by more than 80% in two years. That’s according to figures released by the National Crime Agency. The National Referral Mechanism end of year summary shows that, in 2018,...
Posted On 20 Mar 2019
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NPCC leader Sara Thornton appointed Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner

Sara Thornton, a police officer with more than 30 years’ experience, will take up the role of the Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner to help spearhead the UK’s response to this devastating crime. Thornton, who is currently chair of the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC)...
Posted On 25 Feb 2019
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Modern slavery ‘Week of Action’ proves successful for City of London Police

The City of London Police’s week of activity took place from 28 January to 1 February. A number of construction sites were visited during the course of the week. Officers engaged with construction workers to raise awareness about the latters’ rights and entitlements...
Posted On 07 Feb 2019
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NCA publishes fourth annual assessment into county lines drug supply, vulnerability and harm

The National Crime Agency (NCA) has published its fourth annual assessment into county lines drug supply, vulnerability and harm. The report highlights how violence and control used by drug dealing networks is continuing, while the exploitation of children and vulnerable adults...
Posted On 30 Jan 2019
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Alleged people smuggling ‘ringleader’ arrested in wake of joint UK-Belgian investigation

The alleged ringleader of an organised crime group thought to be behind attempts to smuggle migrants into the UK has been arrested following an investigation conducted by the National Crime Agency (NCA). Sudanese national Abdulrahman Omer Saleh, 29, appeared at Westminster...
Posted On 23 Nov 2018
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Conservative Government introduces all-new Serious and Organised Crime Strategy

The Conservative Government has pledged to tackle the misery caused by serious and organised criminals by drawing on all the powers, tools and expertise the UK has to offer. Ben Wallace, Minister for Security and Economic Crime, has stressed in a detailed speech that preventing...
Posted On 05 Nov 2018
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Crimestoppers reports “significant rise” in information received from members of public

Crimestoppers has just released figures that show a significant escalation in the number of pieces of information passed to police over the past two years, with a near 40% increase. The organisation, which is now in its 30th year, passed on 152,000 reports to law enforcement...
Posted On 23 Oct 2018
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Government agrees on principles for tackling modern slavery in global supply chains

Alongside the US, Canada, New Zealand and Australia, the UK Government has developed principles for nations to adopt in order to tackle modern slavery in global supply chains. The entrapment of people in forced labour is estimated to affect 25 million people worldwide but, by...
Posted On 26 Sep 2018
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Deloitte appoints Europol’s executive director as senior cyber security partner

Deloitte has announced the appointment of Rob Wainwright as a senior partner in its European cyber security practice to help lead and grow the team and energise business with clients. In his new role, Wainwright will also be engaged in areas of related risk, such as financial...
Posted On 27 Mar 2018
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NCA figures highlight 300-plus live policing operations targeting modern slavery in UK

According to the National Crime Agency (NCA), modern slavery and human trafficking in the UK is far more prevalent than previously thought. A growing body of evidence resulting from an increase in law enforcement activity points to the numbers of victims being much higher than...
Posted On 18 Aug 2017