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Campaign to identify human traffickers launched by bank

PUBLISHED: 11:55 15 February 2018 | UPDATED: 11:55 15 February 2018

The launch of the Stop the Traffik, Barclays and Cambridgeshire Police anti-human trafficking campaign. From left, Mike Bucknor, Virginia Bucknor, Liz  Knighton, Gemma Lawrence, Jan Wheeler, Sarah Brown, Paula Harpin, Kat Kitson, Nick Webber, Amber Slamaite and  Chris Channell.  Picture: Barclays

The launch of the Stop the Traffik, Barclays and Cambridgeshire Police anti-human trafficking campaign. From left, Mike Bucknor, Virginia Bucknor, Liz Knighton, Gemma Lawrence, Jan Wheeler, Sarah Brown, Paula Harpin, Kat Kitson, Nick Webber, Amber Slamaite and Chris Channell. Picture: Barclays

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A bank has teamed up with police in a bid to tackle human trafficking and modern slavery in the Fenland and King's Lynn area.

Barclays, charity Stop the Traffik and Cambridgeshire Police are raising awareness of the issues through a campaign which aims to educate the community to report their suspicions.

Although the campaign is targeted across all nationalities in the Wisbech, March and King’s Lynn areas, it will have particular focus on the Lithuanian community and literature at the event was printed in both English and Lithuanian.

Paul Horlick, director of the financial intelligence unit at Barclays, said: “Barclays has staff that see customers every day so we are working with Stop the Traffik and other partners to help these staff and the public recognise the signs and report their suspicions.”

The campaign launched with an event at Barclays’ branch in Wisbech 
last week.

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