Cambridgeshire police launch human trafficking awareness campaign

12:28 05 August 2014

Archant

Cambridgeshire Constabulary will be focussing its efforts on tackling human trafficking this month and members of the public are being asked to help raise awareness of the issue.

Human trafficking has becoming an increasing problem across Europe and the UK in the past few years and officers say that recent investigations show that it’s happening in Cambridgeshire, too.

In May, a series of raids were carried out in Fenland to tackle gangmasters and workers who had been trafficked into the country illegally.

Now, East Cambridgeshire residents are being asked to make themselves familiar with the signs and open their eyes to human trafficking.

Detective Sergeant Alan Beach, force intelligence lead for human trafficking, said: “I’m asking members of the public to take the time to familiarise themselves with the common signs of trafficking - it’s happening all around us yet often it goes unnoticed.

“The human trafficking section of the force website has lots of information about the different types of trafficking, and most importantly, how to spot the signs – it’s so important that we are all able to recognise it as for offenders the risk of getting caught is low yet the profits are high, we all need to be aware so we can help put a stop to it.

“We’re doing all that we can to put an end to human trafficking in Cambridgeshire but without people coming forward and giving us information it makes it much more difficult.”

Anyone who suspects human trafficking is happening around them, whether it may be where they live, work, socialise, should report it to police by calling 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 – that piece of information, no matter how big or small, could potentially save someone’s life and give them back control.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Ely Standard visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Ely Standard staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Ely Standard account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

More news stories

30 minutes ago
Rose Barn, Ely Road, Sutton

Events venue Rose Barn on the A142 at Sutton is facing a thorny future after planners told them continued use will result in uncontrolled parking of cars and coaches and threaten highway safety.

11:50
Proposed site of 126 homes in Soham recommended for approval

A 12-acre site on the outskirts of Soham is expected to win approval next week for 120 homes – with an extra six plots set aside for self build.

10:22
Police posted this atmospheric photo of a Cambs police car with a back drop of balloons taking part in an international competition at Pidley

Hundreds of followers of Cambs Police on Twitter and Facebook have voted this one of the top photos of the year.

Driver arrested for allegedly being under influence of drugs

A motorist was arrested on suspicion of driving whilst under the influence of drugs after a crash on the A141.

Most read stories

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Ely Standard e-edition E-edition
HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Newsletter Sign Up