David Evennett, MP for Bexleyheath and Crayford, is pictured at a special exhibition in the House of Commons on Tuesday (23 April) which highlights the hidden nature of Modern Day Slavery.
The exhibition, built by students from the Central St Martin’s College of Art, depicts the different kinds of slavery hidden away in our society. The Serious Organized Crime Agency knows that at least 2,000 victims are found each year. However, they believe that is the tip of the iceberg and that for every victim found, another ten remain hidden.
Mr Evennett spoke with a young girl who had shared her story about being a victim and signed their visitors’ book, saying “This is an excellent presentation of such a serious issue.”
Commenting on the issue, Mr Evennett said “I was appalled to learn of the horrific experiences that people have suffered, and I am really concerned that so many still become a victim of slavery today. The Government has committed to take action to tackle this terrible crime and I hope that people will raise this issue with the relevant authorities if they suspect that someone is a victim.”