The police and crime commissioner has vowed to tackle gangs behind....Ooh! Knife crime? Drugs? Acid attack?
....“heinous” acts of modern slavery a priority.Oh.
Katy Bourne made the pledge as the National Crime Agency (NCA) said slavery and human trafficking was affecting every town and ‘in every town and city’ in the country and “far more prevalent than previously thought.Really? Every town & city? No hyperbole there, Katy?
She met with her counterparts in Hampshire, Surrey and Thames Valley in June to see what work could be done.I bet the buffet was nice...
But maybe I shouldn't scoff. Maybe it's a genuine issue?
Limited information is available on how bodies recorded these referrals over the last six years but Sussex Police made 11 in the last year, although no-one was arrested.Hmm.... Clearly, not that serious.
The Argus also asked councils for their records using freedom of information laws. Brighton and Hove City Council’s children’s services team made “at least” five referrals between 2013 and 2017 but did not provide any more information.
Arun, Chichester, Mid Sussex and Horsham district councils, as well as Crawley, Eastbourne, and Hastings borough councils said no referrals had been made in the last six years.
Although Horsham officers said some referrals had been made to West Sussex County Council.
But when asked county council officers said its system was not set up to record such information.
East Sussex County Council said it would cost too much to respond to the request.
Worthing Borough Council did not respond when asked.If it is a problem, no-one can tell. So let's just spend the scarce police resources on genuine crimes we have evidence for, like burglary and anti-social behaviour, eh?