Posted on 14th June 2017
A specialist team which seeks to identify and support victims of modern slavery and human trafficking is now on Twitter.
Operation Wilberforce was established in March to find and engage with potential victims, support modern slavery and human trafficking operations and gather information.
Since this time, they have engaged with 54 people, referred eight of them into a specialist scheme for further support and taken part in three operations in Derbyshire and the East Midlands.
The team will tweet important information about how the public can help the police identify potential victims as well as details of operations and convictions.
Assistant Chief Constable Chris Haward said: “It’s estimated that there are more than 20,000 victims of modern slavery in the UK at the moment.
“This includes victims of domestic servitude, forced labour and sexual exploitation. The work Operation Wilberforce carries out will help us identify potential victims and guide them towards the support services they need.
Follow @DerbysMDS_HT for updates from the team.