The Home Secretary has pledged to tackle what she's described as the scourge of modern slavery. Its after a young girl was trafficked into this country and repeatedly raped while under the control of a family in Salford. The girl who is deaf and cannot speak is now 20.
But it's thought she may have been as young as 10 when she was brought to this country from Pakistan and forced to live in a cellar. The victim's hidden life was uncovered by chance as part of a Salford trading standards investigation into counterfeit goods. Elaine Willcox reports:
A man and wife from Salford who kept a girl who is deaf and cannot speak as a slave in their cellar have been jailed.
A man has been found guilty of raping a young, deaf girl he trafficked into Greater Manchester with his wife from Pakistan.