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Souls ‘broken’ by human trafficking

The terrible price of human trafficking has been highlighted by the plight of a “beautiful and stunning” young woman whose traffickers “broke her soul”.

That was one of the horror stories heard at a conference in Co Tyrone when the PSNI said trafficked foreign women into Northern Ireland brothels was a “high yield, low risk” activity by crime gangs that included former paramilitaries.

Marie Brown of Women’s Aid said trafficked women she’d helped spoke of their fears of being killed or their families murdered if they escaped.

And she spoke of the “absolutely stunning young woman” who she feared had probably been re-trafficked by now.

Ms Brown said the girl had left a note of gratitude for their help but had poignantly added: “You have no idea what I have been through. I will never be helped.”

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