In a quiet street in an anonymous urban area of Cambridgeshire there is a safe house where the victims of the sex trade are made to feel human once again. Here, NATALIE BOWYER reports on the work of a charity dedicated to helping the victims of human trafficking, the young women who are forced into the sex trade and a life of fear and violence - the very women Cambridgeshire police is trying to help through a high profile operation. MANY people believe the slave trade was abolished in 1807, but a new form of slavery is very much evident in the UK today - a form of slavery that includes the rape and physical abuse of women as young as 15. The victims of this slavery are the victims of sex trafficking - a crime that is no longer confined to sleazier parts of big cities, but a crime that can be found in the quietest market towns. Cambridgeshire police have taken a stand against human trafficking and the sex trade. Operation Radium aims to bring the trade to a halt in the county and rescue women from a life of hell. Working alongside police is Dr Carrie Pemberton, Cambourne's first vicar who left the role in 2001 to work at the Yarl's Wood Immigration Centre until it was burnt down in 2002. It was at the centre where Dr Pemberton first met survivors of human trafficking. They were on their way out of the UK, being deported to the countries they were desperate to leave behind them. Horrified that justice was not being offered to them for their horrendous experiences in massage parlours, brothels and as domestic slaves in the UK, Dr Pemberton went on to set up Churches Alert to Sex Trafficking Across Europe (Chaste). The charity is based in Cambridgeshire and is a nationwide organisation that provides safe houses, healing and support to victims of sex trafficking.