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  Trafficking Tuesday 29 January 2002  
'Jane' was brought to Britain from Nigeria under the control of a Voodoo gang. Terrified she found herself offered as a prostitute in London - she was just 15 years old.

The trafficking of vulnerable people is a growing problem in Europe, some 1,400 women and children come to Britain each year as virtual slaves, yet there are no specific laws against it. The government says it will introduce legislation, but are their proposals too little too late?
Jenni talks to Justice Peter Singer, a high court judge in the Family Division, Carron Somerset from ECPAT (End Child Prostitution Pornography Trafficking) and Home Office Minister, Angela Eagle.

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