One phone call could put an end to suffering
DETECTIVES have received hundreds of calls following the high profile launch of a police operation aimed at rescuing victims of sex-trafficking in Cambridgeshire. As reported in last week s Hunts Post, there are believed to be up to 100 brothels operating
DETECTIVES have received hundreds of calls following the high profile launch of a police operation aimed at rescuing victims of sex-trafficking in Cambridgeshire.
As reported in last week's Hunts Post, there are believed to be up to 100 brothels operating in the county - some using girls as young as 16 who have been the victim of trafficking.
Operation Radium aims to find and rescue these women and arrest the criminals behind the trade.
Just hours after the launch, police received calls reporting suspicious activity linked with brothels.
Detective Chief Inspector Paul Fullwood said: "The initial
response is very encouraging.
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"It is really heartening that members of the public have taken our appeal for information on board and are responding. It is still early days, but judging by the response so far I am optimistic that more and more people will call us.
"Just one phone call could make the difference between slavery and freedom for the young girls and women who are the victims of this trade.