Report: UK Cops Ignored Modern Slavery in Textile Sweatshops, Feared Being Branded Racist | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Report: UK Cops Ignored Modern Slavery in Textile Sweatshops, Feared Being Branded Racist

British police ignored sweatshops full of mostly South Asian heritage workers in the British fashion industry over fears that they would be called racist, according to reports, mirroring decades of a similar lack of action taken by police in confronting the scourge of mostly Muslim grooming gangs.

Home Secretary Priti Patel has suggested that “cultural sensitivities” led police and other government agencies to ignore the exploitation of illegal workers in textile factories and warehouses in Leicester, similar to how police overlooked grooming gang rapists operating in cities like Rotherham and Rochdale.

Last week, an investigation found that workers in a Leicester factory for the British fashion company Boohoo were being paid as little as £3.50 an hour, compared to the national minimum wage for adults over 25 of £8.72 an hour.

The report has spurred the Home Secretary to consider crafting new legislation on modern slavery, as she believes the current set of laws are “not fit for purpose”.

“This scandal has been hiding in plain sight and there are concerns cultural sensibilities could be in part to blame for why these appalling working practices haven’t been properly investigated,” a source close to Ms Patel told The Times.

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