There are a lot of misconceptions around emerging crime types like modern slavery and human trafficking. This #BeyondtheBeat week hopes to bust any myths and educate the public on what the signs of exploitation are and how to report any concerns to the police.
For a lot of people the phrase 'Human trafficking' conjures up an image of someone being transported against their will from another country to the UK. But did you know that people are also trafficked from one city or town in the UK to another? For example this could include, victims of sexual exploitation or those forced to courier drugs around the UK.
Victims of modern slavery and human trafficking can be any age, gender or ethnicity. But they do all have one thing in common. They are all vulnerable and they all deserve our help.
Information from the public is vital in the fight against modern slavery. Together as a community we can eradicate slavery and trafficking in Wiltshire, and reduce the exploitation of the most vulnerable people
To report your concerns call us on 101. If you or someone else is in immediate danger call 999 straight away.
You can also report anonymously via: