Two men jailed for modern slavery offences

Police are urging anyone with any suspicions about modern slavery to come forward – after officers’ investigations led to the jailing of two men who exploited foreign car wash workers. Detectives say the convictions at Carlisle Crown Court show how these crimes can take place anywhere, with victims sometimes working in public-facing roles. Sitar Ali,

More support for victims of domestic abuse announced

Victims who are homeless due to domestic abuse will be prioritised for accommodation from their council it has been announced Under the government’s landmark Domestic Abuse Act councils will have to find accommodation for people made homeless through domestic abuse, helping to ensure victims do not remain with their abuser for fear of not having a roof