UK trafficking investigation

The sex trafficking trawl which failed to net any traffickers

The Guardian, October 20 2009

The UK's biggest ever investigation of sex trafficking failed to find a single person who had forced anybody into prostitution in spite of hundreds of raids on sex workers in a six-month campaign by government ministries, specialist agencies and every police force in the country.

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How misinformation flooded the sex trafficking story

The Guardian, October 20 2009

There is something familiar about the tide of misinformation which has swept through the subject of sex trafficking in the UK: it flows through exactly the same channels as the now notorious torrent of falsehood about Saddam Hussein's weapons programmes.

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