Monday 26 March 2018 / 9:25 AM Diane Abbott

Diane Abbott responds to NCA report on modern slavery

Diane Abbott MP, Labour’s Shadow Home Secretary, responding to recent figures released in the National Crime Agency report on modern slavery, said:

“The National Crime Agency report shows that recorded modern slavery is clearly rising. These are terrible, brutal crimes against the most vulnerable in our society.

“But the Tories cut staff at the Border Force, have axed 21,000 police officers and cut other police staff. They are the frontline in the fight against modern slavery and other hidden or complex crimes.

“In government, Labour will add hundreds of new border guards and ten thousand new police officers and tackle the scourge of modern slavery head-on.”