Video: Reconstruction in Sheffield Railway Station raises awareness of human trafficking

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A dramatic reconstruction of the sale of people through human trafficking has been staged in Sheffield Railway Station this morning.

The Salvation Army, along with performing arts students from Sheffield College, set up a representation of a market stall selling people as a commodity to raise awareness of human trafficking ahead of Anti-Slavery Day on October 18.

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A new report, which revealed a 62 per cent increase in the number of trafficking victims supported by The Salvation Army between 2013 and 2014, identified Yorkshire as a hot spot for the ‘hidden crime’.

Major Anne Read, anti-human trafficking response coordinator with The Salvation Army, said: “People tend to think this just happens abroad but it’s happening in our communities.

“People are brought into the country and sold from one person to another and end up in all kinds of exploitation to make money for the traffickers.”