Home secretary Amber Rudd strengthens police response to modern slavery Amber Rudd
Eastern Eye Staff
HOME secretary Amber Rudd announced £8.5 million on Tuesday (18) to help the police tackle modern slavery, as a monitoring group said that some of Britain’s biggest firms were failing to “properly check” their supply chains for exposure to the crime despite tougher laws and a government-led crackdown on human trafficking. It is estimated that there are 45.8 million victims of slavery globally (according to the Walk Free Foundation’s Global Slavery Index 2016) while in the UK, the home office puts the figure between 10,000 and 13,000. Rudd said: “Modern slavery is a barbaric crime which destroys the lives of…
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