Bringing Light to the Darkness of Human Trafficking

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A Midland cop has gone viral with his incredible advice to stop people trafficking victims being taken abroad.

Dave Wise, a police constable, shared the advice on social media - and it has duly racked up thousands retweets and thousands of likes.

Mr Wise, of West Mercia Police, revealed on Twitter what you need to do.

The tweet has received an astonishing amount of feedback, with many praising its simplicity.

The advice is simple - and could help keep vulnerable safe.

So, what do you need to do? Well, put a SPOON down your pants.

He wrote: "If you're being taken abroad against your will for:

  • Forced Marriage
  • Sexploitation
  • FGM
  • Child Abuse
  • Abduction
  • Honour Based Violence
  • Human Trafficking

"HIDE A METAL SPOON IN YOUR UNDERWEAR.

"Metal detector will alert airport security who will secure your safety!"

He added: "This could be someone's only chance to discreetly alert authorities and speak to someone away from their abuser or controlling family.

"Any metal object would do but 'the spoon trick' is something security are alert to.

"This idea is from Karma Nirvana @ KNFMHBV , an award winning charity supporting victims of honour based violence and force marriage.

"I've referred a number of 'at risk' young women in the past and they have received great support.

"Their UK Helpline is 0800 5999 247."

Twitter users flocked to praise the message, with one helpfully adding: "The way it works is the spoon sets off the metal detector and as it is hidden in their underwear the person is taken somewhere private to be searched.

"As in without the person forcing them to go.

"This gives them the opportunity to speak to security/police alone."

Types of human trafficking

There are several broad categories of exploitation linked to human trafficking, including:

  • Sexual exploitation
  • Forced labour
  • Domestic servitude
  • Organ harvesting
  • Child related crimes such as child sexual exploitation, forced begging, illegal drug cultivation, organised theft, related benefit frauds etc
  • Forced marriage and illegal adoption (if other constituent elements are present)

Report crimes of modern slavery

In the first instance the point of contact for all modern slavery crimes should be the local police force. If you have information about modern slavery crimes – those who are committing such crimes or where victims are at risk that requires an immediate response dial 999.

If you hold information that could lead to the identification, discovery and recovery of victims in the UK, you can contact the Modern Slavery Helpline 08000 121 700.

Alternatively you can make calls anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Article from: https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/midland-cops-incredible-advice-stop-14600080