Spot The Signs Of Modern Slavery

The Department of Justice is urging the public to be aware of the signs of modern slavery.

The crime is a growing issue for the PSNI, with a reported 54 cases investigated in the last six months.

Members of the public are reminded of the signs of trafficking and exploitation on Anti-Slavery day, Friday 18 October.

According to police, labour exploitation takes place in various professions across Northern Ireland, with incidences in car washes, factories and farms.

Signs of criminality linked to modern slavery include:
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• Someone who is distrustful of authorities

• An individual who appears to be under the control of others

• An over-crowded house or flat

• A person who is unsure of their home address or the local area

• Someone who may not have cash or can't keep the money they earn

• An individual who can't produce their passport or personal documents

Anyone who spots these indicators or believes a person is being exploited is urged to contact police on 101 or via 999 in the case of an emergency.

Reports can also be submitted by calling the modern slavery helpline on 0800 0121 700.


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