One week after my post Heathrow Children Trafficked For Sex revealing children going missing into the slave trade from a children’s home in Hillingdon, Parliament’s Home Affairs committee has declared that the UK is fast becoming a destination of what amounts to a modern-day slave trade.
The MP’s from all parties that make up the committee, have said there are at least 5,000 victims of trafficking in Britain.
Most of them are women and children and most are being forced into the sex trade or used as professional beggars on the streets.
Committee chairman Keith Vaz said:
Yes we have good information on the scale of the problem, enforcement is patchy, prosecution rates are low and there is little protection for victims”
Why is this being allowed to happen in 21st century Britain?
It seems that the Home Office need to bring together the UK Border Agency and the police and make them work together as a priority to bring this situation to a speedy end.