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Event held to tackle modern slavery in Cumbria

Modern slavery event held in Carlisle Credit: ITV Border

Human trafficking, labour exploitation and modern-day slavery were all issues addressed by Cumbria Police at a special event in Carlisle.

Over two hundred community leaders, social workers and police officers were at Carlisle racecourse to find out more about spotting the signs for slavery and human trafficking in our region.

Jessica Nevin spoke to the Police and Crime Commissioner Peter McCall and Detective Chief Inspector Lesley Hanson to find out more on what can be done locally:

D&G para-athlete honoured with gold phone box

The gold phone box in honour of Shelby Watson's record-breaking achievements Credit: ITV Border

One of the region's most successful para-athletes has been honoured in a special ceremony in her home town.

The phonebox in Jonstonebridge has been painted gold in recognition of Shelby Watson's achievements as a multiple world record holder in the T33 classification.

Our reporter Ryan Dollard went to meet her:

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