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Crime victims face arrest

By: Eastern Eye Staff

by NADEEM BADSHAH ABUSE SURVIVORS ‘REPORTED OVER IMMIGRATION STATUS’ MIGRANT victims of trafficking, do­mestic violence and slavery are be­ing detained in immigration removal centres after contacting police for help, according to lawyers. Twenty-seven UK police forces have admitted to reporting victims of crime to the Home Office over their immigration status. Only three forces, including Police Scotland, said they did not not usually report people who have contacted them to report a crime to the government. Activists say the practice is being exploited by trafficking gangs and abu­sive partners, who “taunt” victims from countries including India and Paki­stan by claiming…

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