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Saturday, 29 November 2014 - 14:56
Slavery levels in UK 'higher than thought'
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Analysis for the Home Office suggests that there could be 10 to 13,000 victims of slavery in the UK, far more than previous estimates.

Modern slavery victims are said to include women forced into prostitution, "imprisoned" domestic staff and workers in fields, factories and fishing boats.

The figure for 2013 is the first time the government has made an official estimate of the scale of the problem.

The Home Office has launched a strategy to help tackle slavery.
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