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Human Slavery & Human Trafficking

Number of potential modern slavery victims in England and Wales hits record high.

Latest figures show Albanian nationals account for almost a third of total, and British nationals a quarter.

The number of potential victims of modern slavery in England and Wales is at the highest levels since records began, according to official statistics.

A total of 4,746 people were referred to the Home Office from January to March as potential victims of exploitation, figures show – a rise of more than a quarter compared with the same period last year.

The figures have been released as the government prepares to fight attempts in the House of Lords to alter the illegal migration bill, which critics say will make it harder to rescue modern slavery victims.

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