Wasn't they gypsies?
I have read that one of the families are Polish Roma, but I don't think all of them are.
Were they druggies alky's or mental retards?
Unfortunately, many of them had problems. Some had fragile mental health, some were alcoholics, and others were homeless. Some had financial problems due to business failure and redundancy, others had marital problems.
What they all had in common though, is that these people were vulnerable and targeted specifically. The gang used to round them up from outside homeless shelters for example. When people are desperate for a better life, they don't always think rationally, and the offer of a new life and job obviously proved tempting.
No justification whatsoever for the appalling way they were treated. If they tried to leave, they were told their families back home would suffer, or that they could start digging their own graves.
Unfortunately, this is not an isolated case. I've found another recent case of a large scale slavery operation. Four more Poles jailed for trafficking their own countrymen, this time in Newcastle.
It appears that modern day slavery is on the rise in the UK, which is extremely disturbing to say the least.
Does anyone know if this has been widely reported in the Polish press?
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