Stop human trafficking in Chichester

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ANTI-SLAVERY day was marked today at Chichester Cathedral, as a gift box full of promises appeared on the green.

The box was placed there by South West Sussex ACT (Active Communities against Trafficking) and is there until Sunday (October 20).

The box symbolises the false promises human traffickers use to lure victims and trap them in modern-day slavery.

On Friday, chief inspector Tanya Jones of Chichester Police presented a cheque for £200 from the police property act fund (PPAF) to South West Sussex ACT to support the work they do.

The box was brought down from London to highlight awareness of human trafficking in the Chichester area.

It is there until Sunday and volunteers from ACT and Chichester College are on hand to speak to people about trafficking.

Pictured are ACT co-ordinator Helen Perry with Chichester College students Sasha Cutten, Mary Bensley and chief inspector Tanya Jones.