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Seven UK police forces report zero charges under anti-slavery law

Experts concerned that despite rising number of reports under Modern Slavery Act 2015 few cases lead to charges

At least seven police forces in England have not charged a single person under modern slavery legislation introduced more than two years ago.

The Modern Slavery Act was put in place in May 2015 to make prosecution easier and help protect victims. But despite a rising number of reports under the act, several police forces have not charged anyone while others have done so only in one or two cases.

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