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Tonight at Ten, victims of modern slavery in every large town


The National Crime Agency says tens of thousands


of people are being held against their will and exploited.


It's horrible, I tell you it's just horrible.


Even now I just feel like, my heart starts beating a little bit.


I'm arresting you on suspicion of modern slavery.


The scale of modern slavery in Britain is much bigger


than previously thought, say the authorities,


with hundreds of police investigations under way.


They're getting limited finances that are coming


from and controlled by the boss, their living accomodation


is being controlled by the boss, and the boss has taken their ID


We have a special report on the teams trying to rescue


the victims and track down the perpetrators.


President Trump steps up his warnings to North Korea


as he spells out the consequences of any plans to attack.


Because things will happen to them like they never thought possible.


Supermarkets withdraw some products after 700,000 potentially


contaminated eggs get into the British food chain.


Badly injured in the Manchester bombing, the couple who've spent


And no fairytale ending for Botswana's star sprinter -


as he finishes short of the mark in the 200m final.


He made it to the 200 metres final despite illness. Coming up in


Sportsday, we'll have a full round-up from the World Athletics


Championships including battery and a Johnson-Thompson in the high jump.


-- including Katarina Johnson-Thompson in the high jump.


Slavery, trafficking and sexual exploitation can be found in every


major city across the UK and the scale of the crime is much


That's the warning from the National Crime Agency.


It says the number of people affected by modern slavery


across Britain is thought to be in the tens of thousands,


and people may encounter victims in everyday life without realising.


More than 300 police operations are currently targeting


the criminals involved, and in the months of May and June,


Our UK affairs correspondent Jeremy Cooke has been given


exclusive access to teams working to combat modern slavery.


I should warn you that his report contains flashing images.


Martin is an investigator with the charity Hope


for Justice, a team dedicated to fighting modern slavery.


It looks like they've been exploited for a period of time.


You're looking at the first moments of freedom for a Polish couple


desperate enough and brave enough to run from those who trafficked


Tonight we report on how modern slavery destroys lives.


Those dedicated to stopping the traffickers know the road


Some of the individuals have been through horrific experiences.


They're living in horrendous conditions and all this is to keep


them in line so that they don't even think about escaping.


The police and Hope For Justice investigators find trafficking


and slavery across the country, from building sites to brothels,


What's happened to you is not OK and it's actually a crime.


An ancient crime, in Britain, in 2017.


Filthy living conditions, long hours, slave wages.


I do, yeah, just purely from what's happening to them.


They're getting limited finances, they're controlled by the boss.


Their living accommodation is controlled by the boss


and the boss has taken their ID and passport documents,


so they have no means of leaving even if they wanted to.


Some victims are constantly on the move, used as objects


for backbreaking work, controlled by fear.


This man is being supported by the Palm Cove charity


after suffering four months of hard labour, for ?140.


It's just horrible, I tell you, it's just horrible.


Even now I just feel like my heart starts beating a little bit.


You could have opened the door and walked out.


I don't know, I don't know, I was scared, scared.


What was going to happen if he comes after me.


So they've got the pin code and the card.


Back in Bradford our Polish couple are finally into safety,


just beginning to find the confidence to tell the team


Of his long hours on the building sites, of her endless shifts.


It's the traffickers, tracking them down.


When we're going to see each other, we're going to have a talk.


I'm giving you my word of honour that we will see each other


and when we see each other we're going to talk.


We've heard them making indirect threats to them over the phone.


What we're doing today is recovering human beings.


And for those who can't run, the best hope is rescue.


Simultaneous raids on two backstreet brothels.


The modern slavery unit, acting on intelligence that young,


Eastern European women are being exploited as prostitutes.


The priority is to get to the women, to reassure them.


We can help safeguard you and see if there's anything else we can do.


And then they're led away to a place of safety,


perhaps to the beginning of something better than this.


This is people's lives that it's affecting,


so it's essential that we get it right in how we investigate


We have seen an increase in these offences.


We're not afraid to tackle it and go and take it on.


I'm arresting you now on suspicion of modern slavery...


Taking it on means that as well as rescues there are arrests.


So a successful operation, arrests have been made and victims


But in many ways all of this is just the beginning.


The women from the brothel have now arrived at a safe location,


specialists from the Palm Cove charity piecing


They can choose to enter the national referral


mechanism, which offers safe housing and support.


But it only lasts 45 days and there are warnings that victims


emerge still vulnerable, at risk of re-trafficking.


If we are not breaking that cycle then all that work goes to waste,


so it's really crucial to concentrate on the long-term


sustainable support for victims and survivors of human trafficking


It's that vicious cycle which can be so damaging.


In a secret location we meet a young woman who's escaped a life


of prostitution several times - only to be re-trafficked.


The life now, this time it's much better.


The charity which runs this place knows the danger


and unlike the official programme it offers refuge for as


Finally the support she needs - counselling, a vital


The way she's been treated is like she's not a human.


Physically being used and physically assaulted, sexually abused,


being used like she's a piece of meat - and repeatedly,


you know, day in, day out, multiple times throughout the day.


When you think about those people who did that to you and may be doing


that to other people today, what do you think of them?


All of the painstaking police work is about bringing


Any particular reason why you have their passports?


The Prime Minister calls it the greatest human


Modern slavery, a widespread crime, behind closed doors,


And if you want to contact the Modern Slavery Helpline,


the number is at the bottom of the screen now.


President Trump has again ramped up his warnings


to North Korea tonight, saying his threat to unleash "fire


and fury" if Pyongyang threatened the United States may not have


He said North Korea should "very, very nervous" if it attacked


the United States, or any of its allies.


His latest warning came after North Korea said


it was working on plans to fire four missiles over Japan


which would land off the coast of the US territory of Guam.


From Washington, our North America correspondent Nick Bryant reports.


It's from his golf club in New Jersey during his working


vacation that Donald Trump is managing this stand-off.


And this afternoon he was back in his trademark suit and tie,


and using his trademark tough talk, his response to the latest


I will tell you this, if North Korea does anything


in terms of even thinking about attack, of anybody


that we love or we represent or our allies or us,


And they should be very nervous, because things will happen to them


Earlier this week he warned North Korea of fire and fury,


raising the chilling spectre of nuclear confrontation.


Maybe that fiery rhetoric wasn't incendiary enough.


The people that were questioning that statement, was it too tough,


They've been doing this to our country for a long time,


for many years, and it's about time that somebody stuck up


for the people of this country and for the people of other


countries, so if anything, maybe that statement


Earlier, on news bulletins in North Korea, the customary


martial music and also an unusually specific military threat.


The Hwasong 12 rocket will be launched by the North Korean


People's Army and will cross Japan and fly 3356 kilometres for 1065


seconds, before hitting the waters 30 to 40 kilometres away from Guam.


This is the Hwasong 12 missile on parade in Pyongyang in spring.


Kim Jong-un can back his fiery words with weaponry.


Today, on the tropical island of Guam, it wasn't so much


a case of fire and fury, as wet and wild.


The news crews converging there producing what looked


like tourist advertisements, people heading to the beach


Locals not particularly concerned at the threat that North Korea


We're used to the whole ebb and flow of hearing that we're going to be


bombed and then it not happening, and hearing about it again, so it's


He never follows through, so I wasn't really concerned.


I think it's probably like a distraction maybe,


maybe a political kind of move on the US and Korea,


Guam is in the firing line because it is American territory


that is home to two big US military bases.


An attack here would be an attack on America.


As well as refusing to back down from the threat of fire and fury,


Donald Trump did say that he would consider negotiations with North


Korea. He also spoke of his ambition, as he put it, to de-nuke


the world. But there is this fear of a terrible miss calculation that


could turn this war of words into a military confrontation. Nick Bryant


in Washington, thank you. A number of supermarkets have taken


products containing eggs - like sandwiches and salads -


off the shelves, after it emerged that 700,000 eggs,


potentially contaminated with pesticide, have made their way


into the UK's food chain. But officials say any risk to public


health is very unlikely. The eggs came from Holland, where


police raids were carried out today. This Belgian farmer has had


to destroy not just his The produce contaminated


with Fipranol, an insecticide which is banned for use


in the food chain. But that's where it's ended up,


on a potentially massive scale. TRANSLATION: You cannot put your


eggs on the market for three months. And so I took the decision


to kill the animals, More than 100 farms are affected


in the Netherlands too, And millions of eggs have now been


pulled from supermarket The reason - Fipranol may be popular


for getting rid of fleas on pets, Here in the UK, we produce our own


eggs, but also import them. Here in the UK, we produce our own


eggs, ubt also import them. And some of the eggs from affected


farms have ended up here too. We're not talking about the kind


of fresh eggs like these, The affected eggs went


into processed foods, Just a few days ago


the Food Standards Agency said Sounds a lot, but that's just 0.007%


of all the eggs we eat every year. There's no reason why people


should avoid eating eggs. Our assessment is, it is very


unlikely there is any But we think people deserve food


they can trust, and that means not having food that has in it


a substance that simply Four supermarkets are


withdrawing a limited number But others will already


have been consumed. Yet another food scare,


highlighting just how complex supply chains can be,


and how easily problems can spread. Two months after the devastating


fire at Grenfell Tower in West London, it has emerged that


only a small amount of the ?18 million raised to help survivors


has been handed out. The figures have come


from the Charity Commission. Our news correspondent


Frankie McCamley is here. well want the Charity commission say


is that this is one of the most complex fundraising operations and


has had to deal with. It is working with a number of charities that have


raised more than ?18 million. Audits figures have shown today is that of


that amount just 2.5 million has been distributed. Speaking to local


residents, people who lived in the tower, there is anger and


frustration building. People questioning whether money is, why


they haven't seen it. The charities commission does say there were


initial teething problems. They couldn't identify some of the people


who needed this money. Say that some people haven't come forward yet,


perhaps because they are traumatised and they want to respect that. It


also says it wants to look at a long-term plan and that is what some


of the charities are doing, they are holding some money back. They want


to speak to the local community to plan for the future. Frankie


McCamley, thank you. A brief look at some


of the day's other news stories. Police looking for a runner


who appeared to push a woman into the path of a bus as she


crossed Putney Bridge in West London A 50-year-old man was arrested


in Chelsea on suspicion of causing Relatives of some of the 29 people


killed in the Omagh bombing in 1998 are to sue Northern Ireland's police


chief constable for alleged failings The group believes mistakes


were made by police, allowing The attack, carried


out by the Real IRA, UK industrial production


shrank in the second quarter of the year,


according to the latest Production fell by 0.4%,


mainly due to a drop The figures underline the economy's


dependence on the service sector, which makes up about four-fifths


of the UK's economic output. The number of people


waiting for routine surgery in England in June, was


at its highest for nearly ten years. NHS England has admitted that more


than 4 million people Other key targets missed include


urgent referrals for cancer care, as our Health Editor Hugh Pym


reports. He's had his operation but he had


to wait a long time for it. Andy waited more


than 40 weeks before going in for surgery on his foot


to relieve serious arthritis. During that long delay,


everyday life became I couldn't walk great


distances, and it was to sort of try and keep


the pain down. And although I do IT


work and sit at a desk all day, I was finding


the middle of the afternoon I had to stop, lie down,


and put my feet up just because it was too painful


to sit any longer. The total waiting list


for routine surgery in England fell back a decade ago


after government investment. But in recent years,


it's crept back up again, and in June, it's estimated to have


gone above 4 million. Most worrying of all


perhaps is that this is the sign of a trend that is going


in the wrong direction. Progressively we are seeing


more and more people And with continuing


austerity there is no end Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn,


campaigning at a hospital today, said the NHS could not go


on like this and had The party also said cancer patients


were being let down, with sharp increases in waiting


times for treatment. But NHS England argued that more


operations are carried out A spokesperson said "more


than nine out of ten patients We're working hard to


cut long waits and the number of patients waiting over


a year for treatment has dropped." Key waiting time performance targets


have been missed again but NHS England's leaders are stressing


today that in an important aspect of emergency care,


progress has been made. That is the treatment of patients


with heart failure after A new report shows


fewer lives were lost in England and Wales


after heart failure, partly because more


specialists and new medicines Scotland, Wales and Northern


Ireland have also seen rising waiting lists


for surgery, though with Andy's 10-month wait


was unusual but more patients around the UK are experiencing


longer delays, more More than two months


after the Manchester bombing, which left 22 people dead and more


than 100 injured, nine people They suffered terrible injuries


when a suicide bomber detonated his device


at the Manchester Arena in May. Robbie Potter and his partner


Leonora Ogerio were waiting to collect their daughters


from the Ariana Grande concert. They were standing right


next to the bomber. Judith Moritz has been talking


to them about their long You may find parts of her


report distressing. It's probably only a 20, 30-second


thing, but it feels like an hour. This was Robbie Potter


with his girlfriend, Leonora, after the Manchester Arena


explosion. They stood next to the attacker


and lived to tell the tale. I actually looked at


the idiot, the bomber. I will never ask his name,


I don't want to know his name. There's no point hating a man


that's already dead. They had gone to collect


their kids from the concert. The children were safe inside,


but their parents were in the lobby The brightest flash I have


ever seen in my life. It was like a cloud


of mercury exploding. You see bits of silver flying


everywhere, which was obviously the bolts and nuts he'd packed


into his bag and his body. My girlfriend went


flying, hit the floor. There was a group of four or five


kids, I think there were. I just jumped in front of them


and told them to follow me, She dived, where she obviously


collapsed and fell on the floor, but I found out I'd punctured my


lung and had a couple of bolts You came very close


to not surviving. The doctor called me


the miracle lad. Even after the operation,


I don't think they thought. This bolt fired from the bomb


straight into Robbie's heart. He cheated death


by a hair's breadth. You can see the two ribs here,


that's the back of the ribs... The bolt was removed with incredible


precision by this surgeon It was wedged between the back


wall and the front wall of the two blood vessels,


so a millimetre either way Thankfully it didn't,


but we wouldn't be having this One, two, three, four,


I declare a thumb war. Robbie's daughter Tegan


was separated from her dad Next time she saw him,


he was in a coma. She called him names


to try and wake him up. It's just hard to see, with him just


lying there, not talking. Tegan said "Come on


Fathead, it's Peahead." Obviously that's our names


we call each other. And as soon as that happened,


the eyes just lifted. Robbie's girlfriend Leonora was also


badly hurt and sedated in hospital. Waking up, she didn't know


what had happened to him. The first question I asked was,


where is he, and they said Leonora has multiple fractures


to both of her legs. She and Robbie each face many


months of rehabilitation. We want to look after each other


but we can't do that. We can't do that because we


are both on the mend. Before the blast,


Robbie played rugby. Now every step is an effort,


but he says he's determined that Now there was no fairy tale ending


for Isaac Makwala of Botswana, the star sprinter, in the final of the


men's 200 metres in the World Championships in London, he had


fought hard to get there after being banned from the stadium this week


after an oral virus outbreak. In the end it wasn't to be, as our sports


correspondent Andy Swiss reports. He has become the and heralded hero of


these championships so after beating illness could Isaac Makwala Beatties


rivals, among them Wayde van Niekirk of South Africa following his 400


metres victory? Isaac Makwala burst out of the blocks but would the


extraordinary last couple of days catch up with him? Berdych hopes lay


with Mitchell- Blake but as they rented the bend it was too close to


call. Wade fan Nick charged but it was an unexpected name that grabbed


the headlines. COMMENTATOR: It's Guliyev! Turkey's Guliyev taking


gold ahead of Wayde van Niekirk with Mitchell- Blake Forth and Isaac


Makwala six. For the Botswana runner after such hope, disappointment. I


had a good day yesterday, I think it boosted me a lot. Earlier there had


been hopes of a British medal for Eilidh Doyle, that Carter of America


took gold, while Doyle, the British team captain, came last. In the


women's 5000 metres Laura Miller is back on track after just missing a


medal in the 1500 -- Laura Muir. It's a chance to make a mark. She


seemed to be cruising in her heat but by the end Laura was struggling,


trailing in seventh, exhausted. She's scraped through to the final


but has a disappointment in the 1500 metres taken its toll? The might


ultimately to this man. Isaac Makwala may have taken the pundits


but it is Guliyev who has the title. Andy Swiss, BBC news.


Our Sports Editor Dan Roan is in the London Stadium.


So it wasn't to be for Isaac Makwala. That's right, but I think


it will still be the greatest story of this Championships, he came here


relatively unheralded and by tonight he is one of the worst won most


well-known athletes in the world. It has become a saga, visitors forced


withdrawal through illness and then this remarkable scenes when he was


denied access to the stadium by the IAAF officials and then his


reinstatement. He's received great sympathy and affection. A shame he


could not finish with a win. A rather embarrassing episode for the


IAAF, the way it was handled. Wayde van Niekirk was also denied an


historic double gold. It just underlines that once again the


scripts which perhaps the organisers would like to see happen don't


always come to pass in sport. Dam, thank you.


Sir Alan Ayckbourn is one of Britain's most successful


playwrights, best known for his comic portrayals


But now at the age of 78 he's entering the world of science


His new play, The Divide, premieres at the Edinburgh


It's set one hundred years from now, in an England where a deadly


contagion has separated men from women.


Our Arts Editor Will Gompertz, asked the playwright what prompted


It was, I think, an attempt by me to bridge my ageing writing


personality to a younger generation, and the way to do that, I thought,


was through the medium of science fiction.


It gives you an even playing field, where you say to your younger


audience, "Now this is a world that I don't know but I have


created, and you don't know, and you can inhabit it."


I can't enter their world, which is for me as a 78-year-old,


I mean, most of what my grandchildren say is


And anything I say is beyond their comprehension.


Is it a concern of yours that the theatre is failing


If you look in the average audience, maybe because of money but they seem


The sort of people I want in there...


You can get the very young, you can catch them before they are


ten but after that they are a lost tribe.


We've now reached the age where we are considered mature


enough to be possible carriers, and therefore a danger to men.


How do you keep on challenging yourself?


How do you make sure, you know, after all these plays


you don't find yourself repeating past ideas?


That is a real problem, because I keep thinking I must have


I had a stroke a few years back, and for the first time in my life


Then a little germ arrived and I go, wow, they're


still manifesting and of course now manifesting furiously.


I feel very excited but a little bit nervous.


I've written next year's play as well.


It's a play called Better Off Dead, I hope that


, speaking to our Arts Editor Will Gompertz.


Here is Evan. From rubber hand to Newcastle and well established


pattern now of Muslim-led gangs grooming and vulnerable women. We


stand Basque to ask why and how that pattern can be broken. Joining me


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