County lines drug gangs behind doubling in number of child slaves - News Summed Up

County lines drug gangs behind doubling in number of child slaves


Police raiding a property in January. They say that county lines gangs are the main driver for the rise in knife crime EPADrug gangs running county lines networks are fuelling a rise in the number of British children being used as slaves, with cases doubling in a year. Instances of modern slavery involving child victims from the UK soared from 676 in 2017 to 1,421 last year, according to the National Crime Agency. Last year 987 cases were linked to labour exploitation, including by county lines and other criminal gangs. A report by the agency said: “This increase is due, in the majority, to a continued…


Source: The Times March 20, 2019 00:08 UTC



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