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London is a world hotspot for modern slavery with victims forced into hotels, restaurants and building sites, a top police officer said today.
Detective Chief Inspector Phil Brewer, head of Scotland Yard's anti-slavery unit, has revealed a surge in cases in the capital in 2017 where people are working against their will, for no pay and in dangerous conditions.
Servants kept prisoner in poorer communities or in ethnic minorities also needs to be stamped out because some group think it is culturally acceptable.
Domestic servitude is also fuelled by cultural factors that might make it acceptable in some sections of London's population to have a worker from a lower social group working as a domestic slave even though it is against the law.
originally posted by: SprocketUK
There is a mobile home park up the road from me.
The guy who owns it is a traveller. He got done a few years ago for slavery..He had some homeless guys and forced them to work for nothing for his paving and tarmacking biz.
Went past there the other day, outside his brick clad double wide, he had a new Rangerover in white, a new Aston Martin in Silver and a Rangerover Evoque (obviously the wife's car) Who says crime doesn't pay?
originally posted by: RAY1990
a reply to: DISRAELI
Don't need to read between the lines, many Brits know slavery has existed here recently, the disaster at Morecambe Bay is well known, it's where 23 Chinese cockle pickers died.
I don't want to blame one sect of humanity and the report doesn't mention it, but a lot of slaves are of Asian descent.
It's not as simple as forced labour, many of them sold themselves into slavery. It's complex to say the least.
Sex worker trafficking/slavery of Eastern Europe descent can be added too, so it's not just non-Europeans