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BBC: Police 'let down' modern slavery victims, says report Police 'let down' modern slavery victims, says report 24 October 2017 From the section UK Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionAurel was forced to work and felt he couldn't escapeVictims of modern slavery are being let down "at every stage" by police in England and Wales, a report has said. Cases had been closed without any enquiries being made, and in some cases detectives didn't speak to the victims, the Inspectorate of Constabulary said. The study, which looked at 10 police forces, found some examples of good policing - but said that was the exception, rather than the norm. Police say they "fully accept" the recommendations in the report. Slavery 'affecting every city' in UK Thousands of men, women and children are victims of modern slavery and human trafficking in the UK, said the report from Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services. Settings range from nail bars to construction sites, and involve activities from domestic servitude to the trafficking of children for sexual exploitation. After taking office last year, Theresa May vowed that Britain would lead the world in trying to get rid of the "barbaric evil" of modern slavery. 'Lack of sympathy' Earlier this year, official estimates suggested there were up to 13,000 potential victims in the UK, but last week the anti-slavery commissioner described that figure as "far too modest". The inspectorate's report said police had a crucial role to play in protecting victims, but it found that the process of identifying them was inconsistent, sometimes ineffective, and in need of improvement. Examples included: A Polish man had not been paid for seven years and complained of his employer beating him with a stick, but action wasn't taken until he was assaulted seven months later. 14 Romanian workers complained to the police of exploitation on a building site. However, the group said they did not wish to support a prosecution and were repatriated back to Romania within days. No formal statements were taken. An eastern European woman was found by a member of the public heavily pregnant and in distress near a motorway service station. She told police she had been trafficked to the UK and forced into prostitution. While a modern slavery crime was recorded, rapes she had suffered were not. In some forces, senior officers were reluctant to "turn over the stone" of modern slavery, fearing a lack of resources to deal with what they might discover, the report said. In several forces, some officers said they did not believe the public "were either interested in or sympathetic to victims". Some frontline personnel did not consider modern slavery to be an issue in their force area, the report added. Victims were not always recognised as such, the report said, and as a result remained in the hands of those exploiting them - or were arrested as offenders or illegal immigrants. HM Inspector of Constabulary Wendy Williams said: "Whilst modern slavery cases can be complex and require significant manpower, many of the shortcomings in investigating these cases reflect deficiencies in basic policing practice. "As a result, victims were being left unprotected, leaving perpetrators free to continue to exploit people as commodities." Woman sent back 'to man she feared' In one case, police attended an address in response to intelligence suggesting that Chinese nationals were using it as a brothel. When officers forced entry they found a 48-year-old female and arrested her on suspicion of immigration offences and took her to the police station - but subsequent inquiries revealed that she was in the UK legally. She was taken back to the address and left outside the premises, despite revealing her fear of the man who ran the business. Other officers said they were worried she might be a victim of modern slavery and human trafficking, and police returned to the address but by then it had been vacated. "The woman is now a missing person and at risk of continued exploitation and re-trafficking," said the report. The report found there were "pockets" of good practice, particularly in Manchester, and said that forces have begun to make improvements since the inspection was carried out between November 2016 and March 2017. Shaun Sawyer, the national policing lead for modern slavery, said the police "fully accept the recommendations included in this report", adding that they were now actively seeking out modern slavery and the challenge ahead was "considerable". Theresa May drew up the 2015 Modern Slavery Act when she was home secretary and set up the first government taskforce on the issue last year, while she also hosted an event tackling the problem at the United Nations General Assembly in New York last month. A Home Office spokesman said the government was investing £8.5 million to help the police tackle modern slavery. View the full article Read this BBC: Nuneaton bowling alley incident: Man charged Read this BBC: MP Jared O'Mara quits equalities committee over homophobic remarks Read this BBC News: Nuneaton: Police dealing with 'ongoing incident' at Bermuda Park Twitter Ads info and privacy Report End of Twitter post by @warkspolice Another eyewitness, Sarah Fleming, said she was in the Frankie and Benny's restaurant when it went "on lockdown". "No-one was allowed in or out," she told Sky News. "So everyone is a little bit scared at the minute." The ambulance service said it has "a number of resources" at the scene, including a hazardous area response team and an emergency planner. An air ambulance was initially dispatched to the scene but has now left. Bermuda Park includes a Holiday Inn Express hotel, a gym, a DIY store, a soft play centre and several restaurants. From some reports it sounds like it's a disgruntled ex employee of the blowing alley. Read this BBC: Anger over Donald Trump's UK crime tweet Anger over Donald Trump's UK crime tweet 20 October 2017 From the section UK Politics Image copyright Getty Images The US President, Donald Trump, has sparked an angry backlash in the UK with a tweet linking a rise in the crime rate to "radical Islamic terror". He said: "Just out report: 'United Kingdom crime rises 13% annually amid spread of Radical Islamic terror.' Not good, we must keep America safe!" The Labour MP, Yvette Cooper, chair of the Commons Home Affairs Committee, accused Mr Trump of fuelling hate crime with his "ignorant" comments. The Home Office declined to comment. Skip Twitter post by @realDonaldTrump Report End of Twitter post by @realDonaldTrump Reality Check: Is crime up or down? Crime in England and Wales went up by 13% in the 12 months to June, fuelled by a 26% increase in knife crime and a 19% increase in sexual offences, according to the latest figures, published on Thursday. The number of homicides (cases of murder and manslaughter) increased by 46 to 629, excluding the terror attacks in London and Manchester. 'Outright fear mongering' Yvette Cooper said in a statement: "Hate crime in the UK has gone up by almost 30% and rubbish like this tweet from Donald Trump is designed to provoke even more of it. "It is appalling that we have reached the point where inflammatory and ignorant statements from the President of the United States are now seen as normal. "If we are to properly tackle hate crime and every other crime, we have to challenge this kind of nonsense." Green Party MP Caroline Lucas called on Theresa May to "publicly condemn" Donald Trump for "outright fearmongering". She added: "Donald Trump's reactionary tweet isn't just inaccurate, it's also inflammatory. "It's about time that the British government take a stand against Trump's bigotry, and make a clear public statement saying that his damaging remarks are unwelcome." 'Spreading fear' Conservative backbencher Nicholas Soames, grandson of Sir Winston Churchill, responded to Mr Trump's tweet by calling the US president a "daft twerp" who needed to "fix gun control." Former Labour minister, Hilary Benn, told BBC News: "I am sure we would all appreciate it if we could see a reduction in the number of tweets like this from the president of the United States." Labour's Deputy Leader, Tom Watson, tweeted: "Officer, I'd like to report a hate crime." Lib Dem deputy leader Jo Swinson also responded to the president's tweet, accusing him of "misleading and spreading fear". The Office for National Statistics said it would not comment on Mr Trump's tweet, but added that the survey relates to all crimes in England and Wales between 2016 and 2017. The statistics show that in the year ending June 2017, of the 664 homicides in England and Wales, 35 were caused by the London and Manchester terror attacks. Scotland has a similar survey on perceptions of crime that runs every two years. In the most recent one, published in 2016, crimes committed against adults were down 16% since the previous survey in 2012-13. Crimes recorded by the police in Scotland are at their lowest level since 1974. View the full article Read this Henry Hicks: Met officers cleared over moped crash death Four Met officers have been cleared of gross misconduct over an 18-year-old man who died when his moped crashed as he was being followed by police. Henry Hicks, 18, was trying to flee from officers in two unmarked cars when he died, an inquest jury found. Police were following Mr Hicks at more than 50mph when he crashed on a moped in Islington, in December 2014. A Met Police disciplinary panel ruled the four officers were not technically in a police pursuit at the time. The Hicks family left within seconds of the decision being announced and made no comment. Image copyright Google Image caption Henry Hicks died after he collided with another vehicle on Wheelwright Street in Islington The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) had previously concluded the pursuit had been carried out without proper authorisation and the officers should face disciplinary proceedings. However, the panel ruled the accusations were not proven as they were not technically engaged in a pursuit, as defined by police rules. Stop and search Under Met Police policy, the control room has to be immediately alerted to pursuits, which must be authorised in all but exceptional circumstances. Mr Hicks died when his moped crashed into a minicab in Wheelwright Street, near to Pentonville prison. He was found to be carrying seven bags of skunk cannabis and multiple phones. The teenager had been stopped and searched at least 71 times between October 2011 and December 2014. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-41697985 Read this Norfolk Police scraps PCSOs, closes seven stations and shuts front desks in radical reform Norfolk’s police chief today revealed massive changes to the way the force will run. http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/crime/norfolk-police-scrap-pcsos-close-stations-and-front-desks-in-cuts-1-5243705 Extremely concornign for those about to loose their jobs. Read this BBC: Crime rises by 13% in England and Wales, ONS statistics say http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-41677046 This is being reported across a lot of the papers and news programmes. Difficult reading again for chiefs and the government. Surely it is becoming harder and harder for them to keep their heads buried in the sand particularly when we are talking about rises in violent crime, knife crime and serious offences such as murders. This linked with the recent discussions on the unprecedented terrorism threat. There was a minister on the news at lunchtime regurgitating the same old lines about protecting police budgets, flat cash or slight increases in budgets etc etc. I also think they have used up the excuse now of crime rising due to better recording practices as this was used to explain rises last year. Will it make any difference though? Read this Read More Police News