FIVE cases of inhumane and degrading slavery being investigated in Essex

Nick Alston

Nick Alston

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ESSEX Police is currently investigating five cases of slavery involving "degrading and inhumane" treatment in the county.

Police and Crime Commissioner Nick Alton revealed the figure but said that the cases can’t discussed in any more detail at the moment.

He said: “I know that there are five slavery-related investigations being worked on by Essex Police at this time.

“I am also aware that in the last three months the force has received and acted upon several other pieces of intelligence concerning potential victims.

“I can’t talk about these cases in detail because they are on-going, but they concern people subjected to degrading and inhumane treatment and I am pleased that the force is taking them seriously.”

Evidence shows that sexual exploitation and forced labour are the most common types of modern slavery in the UK.

He urged anyone who suspects the practice is going on near them to report their concerns to police or their local council.

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9:41pm Fri 14 Mar 14

Nebs says...

Lets not forget that people are innocent until proven guilty.
Lets not forget that people are innocent until proven guilty. Nebs
  • Score: -10

1:26pm Sat 15 Mar 14

Joe Clark says...

Nebs wrote:
Lets not forget that people are innocent until proven guilty.
Nobody has been named, no sexes, no ages, no towns, nothing apart from a report that five cases are being investigated so what is the point of your comment.
[quote][p][bold]Nebs[/bold] wrote: Lets not forget that people are innocent until proven guilty.[/p][/quote]Nobody has been named, no sexes, no ages, no towns, nothing apart from a report that five cases are being investigated so what is the point of your comment. Joe Clark
  • Score: 9

1:51pm Sat 15 Mar 14

dvl dude says...

Joe Clark wrote:
Nebs wrote:
Lets not forget that people are innocent until proven guilty.
Nobody has been named, no sexes, no ages, no towns, nothing apart from a report that five cases are being investigated so what is the point of your comment.
hes got a guilty conscience
[quote][p][bold]Joe Clark[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nebs[/bold] wrote: Lets not forget that people are innocent until proven guilty.[/p][/quote]Nobody has been named, no sexes, no ages, no towns, nothing apart from a report that five cases are being investigated so what is the point of your comment.[/p][/quote]hes got a guilty conscience dvl dude
  • Score: 6

9:40am Sun 16 Mar 14

carnmountyouknowitmakessense says...

dvl dude wrote:
Joe Clark wrote:
Nebs wrote:
Lets not forget that people are innocent until proven guilty.
Nobody has been named, no sexes, no ages, no towns, nothing apart from a report that five cases are being investigated so what is the point of your comment.
hes got a guilty conscience
He probably works in the Leigh fishing industry....
[quote][p][bold]dvl dude[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Joe Clark[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nebs[/bold] wrote: Lets not forget that people are innocent until proven guilty.[/p][/quote]Nobody has been named, no sexes, no ages, no towns, nothing apart from a report that five cases are being investigated so what is the point of your comment.[/p][/quote]hes got a guilty conscience[/p][/quote]He probably works in the Leigh fishing industry.... carnmountyouknowitmakessense
  • Score: -1

2:22pm Sun 16 Mar 14

Southendguy says...

I trust this includes the governments Workfare programme and soon Community Work Scheme! Plus the advertised four unpaid vacancies by Southend Council! All slavery in 2014.
I trust this includes the governments Workfare programme and soon Community Work Scheme! Plus the advertised four unpaid vacancies by Southend Council! All slavery in 2014. Southendguy
  • Score: -2

11:50pm Sun 16 Mar 14

Kim Gandy says...

It's happened before locally..

those of you who actually read the papers will remember where...

and who..
It's happened before locally.. those of you who actually read the papers will remember where... and who.. Kim Gandy
  • Score: -2

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