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Newmarket/Stowmarket: Police officers visit business premises ahead of Anti-Slavery Day today (UK)

Author: Ross Bentley, EADT24, Published on: 18 October 2013

Officers went to premises in Stowmarket and Newmarket to make checks...and to talk to staff about their working and living conditions, as part of activities ahead of national Anti-Slavery Day...No major issues were found but officers took the opportunity to engage with workers to ensure they were aware of their rights. Police in both Norfolk and Suffolk are currently carrying out activities to highlight issues around human trafficking and exploitation under the national banner of Operation Eagle. They say there are a variety of types of human trafficking including sexual exploitation, labour exploitation, criminal exploitation and domestic servitude and anti-slavery day aims to raise awareness of these issues which are often hidden from public view.

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