Monday, November 07, 2005

UK hit by sex slave invasion

November 7, 2005 12:00am
Source: Sunday Mirror

MORE than 10,000 women a year are being smuggled into Britain and sold as sex slaves, it was claimed yesterday.

Most come from Eastern Europe, West Africa and South East Asia, said Amnesty International.

The UK is a sex trafficking hotspot because it has no laws to protect victims, according to the group. A spokeswoman said: "Many non-EU women who are stopped are immediately classified as illegal immigrants. The system must be changed so they can say they have been trafficked into the UK."

An immigration boss at Gatwick Airport said when many women are stopped, they insist they are coming to Britain as tourists.

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