Number of people trafficked into UK increases 9pc in year

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Increasing numbers of men, women and children are being trafficked into the UK, new figures show.

The UK Human Trafficking Centre (UKHTC) said 2,255 potential victims of human trafficking were recorded in 2012 – up 9 per cent on the previous year.

Those secretly imported into the country – often with coercion – were exploited for labour reasons, while many were sexually abused and sold to bidders.

 

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