Police are asking for the public’s help to put an end to human trafficking in Peterborough and across Cambridgeshire.
The force says modern-day slavery, as it’s also known, is happening right across the world and recent investigations have shown that it s happening in Cambridgeshire too.
Throughout July, Cambridgeshire Constabulary will be raising awareness of the issues of modern slavery and educating members of the public on how to spot the signs.
Detective Chief Inspector Becky Tipping, force tactical lead for human trafficking, told Connect FM: “Victims often end up in over-crowded accommodation and immediately placed in debt to a criminal who controls their affairs, after having been promised a better life in the UK with well-paid work.
“They are paid wages well below the legal minimum for extremely long hours and their pay is often taken to service debt on their accommodation.
“Victims are usually too scared to tell someone of their situation and are reluctant to seek help from authorities. However, I would urge anyone who feels they are being exploited or has any concerns about individuals to contact police.”