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A threefold rise in children being trafficked into Scotland.


They're being forced to work on cannabis farms, in the sex


TRANSLATION: A person brought a gun to threaten me. He asked me to stay


inside, not make any noise. If someone hears me inside, they would


kill me. who've been trafficked,


in an exclusive report. Also on the programme:


A drink-driver admits causing the death of a woman in a crash,


as he fled from police She was on her way home


from her son's wedding. I thought 40, 50 or 60. At 80, that


set the whole family back, definitely.


sports decide a united approach is best, as they build


And conservationists and landowners team up, to learn more about


There's been a threefold rise in children being trafficked


into Scotland, with the highest numbers from Vietnam.


The BBC has also learnt that seven children subsequently


disappeared from care, thought to have been taken


In this exclusive report our political correspondent Lucy Adams


has been to meet some of those who've been trafficked.


This boy was sent to Scotland in the lorry when he was 15. As part of the


journey, he remembers walking through forest for days. When he


arrived, he had no idea what country he was in.


TRANSLATION: In the early days, my mind was full of fear and concern.


Two of the Vietnamese boys he was with then disappeared. Because those


two fled, I was even more scared. His story is not unique. Figures


obtained by the BBC show that over 100 children have been trafficked


obtained by the BBC show that over into Scotland in the past six years,


and more than half of them came from Vietnam. A quarter have been forced


to work in cannabis plantations, another quarter in the sex industry.


More than 10% became domestic slaves behind closed doors. Others are on


our high streets, forced to work in nail bars. I think it is a growing


problem because of the refugee crisis. There are many children on


the move. It is the tip of the iceberg, because we only see those


lucky enough to escape will be rescued from a situation. There are


probably a lot of children we don't know about that are being exploited


in different situations. For those trafficked into Scotland, the


nightmare does not necessarily end once they escape. Seven Vietnamese


children have since disappeared, thought to have been abducted by the


very gangs that brought them here. That includes a 15-year-old, feared


to have been abducted in Glasgow last summer. This boy's parents died


when he was ten. A gang found him and forced to work a shoeshine boy.


They then put him into the back of a lorry. We cannot show his face


because he lives in fear of the gangs who brought him here.


TRANSLATION: A person brought a gun to threaten me. He asked me to stay


inside, not make any noise. If someone hears me inside, they would


kill me. They said if I don't work, they would kill me. Scotland is a


long way from Vietnam, but experts say the global refugee crisis means


the numbers trafficked here will continue to rise, and that more


support is required to ensure that once rescued these children do not


go missing again. Lucy joins me now. How big a problem


in Scotland is this? Part of the problem is that by its very nature


this is a hidden crime. The charity say there is an estimated 13,000


victims of trafficking currently held captive around the UK. But


these figures show that this is something which is getting a bigger


problem in Scotland. Because Scotland is distant, geographically,


from some of the main smuggling routes in the south-east of England,


sometimes there is an assumption that we are exempt from the problem.


These figures show that is not the case. Experts also say that despite


seeing these figures, this is just the tip of the iceberg, because all


they know about is the children who have been rescued and found, mainly


in police raids. They don't know about those still being forced to


work behind closed doors. Couldn't they run away, many of them? A


number of them are working in nail bars in high streets around


Scotland. As you say, it is not as if they are held behind bars. But


whereas hundreds of years ago the bonds of Labour were shackles that


you could see, now they are invisible. They are being held by


fear. Many of them may be debt bonded to their captors, and they


are held by threats to their lives, to the lives of their families, and


the fact that they are children in a foreign country where they do not


speak the language. A drink-driver has admitted causing


the death of a woman in a crash, as she returned home


from her son's wedding. 57-year-old Marie Laurie had


just got into a taxi with her husband, when it was hit


by a car being chased Today the High Court in Glasgow


heard that the driver, 21-year-old Steven Bennie,


was travelling at 80 miles an hour Steven Bennie, in the suit, was 20


years old in November last year, with only a provisional licence


when, after drinking enough with friends to put him over the


drink-drive limit, he refused to stop when police tried to pull him


over. Marie Laurie had just got into a taxi with her husband, on their


way home from her son's wedding. The court heard that after Steven


Bennie, who was driving in an Astra, sped off from the police coming


switched off his headlights and was driving at around 80 miles proud in


a 30 mph zone. In the taxi, James was handing his wife, Marie Laurie,


the flowers she had been given at the wedding. When Steven Bennie's


car hit the taxi, it did so with such impact that the taxi spun


round. Marie Laurie lost consciousness a few minutes later


and despite the actions of the lease and paramedics, she died. Her


husband survived but sustained multiple injuries including rib


fractures and a laceration to his liver. Marie Laurie's family were


clearly shocked when they heard the speed that Steven Bennie was doing.


I know it was a 30 mph zone. I thought maybe 60 mph, but it set the


whole family back when we heard that. It was his wedding that Marie


Laurie had been at. The family are pleased that Steven Bennie has


admitted his guilt and they can be left to grieve. Marie Laurie was a


admitted his guilt and they can be much loved mother, stepmother,


grandmother and aunt. Peacemaker. My mum was just a very genuine woman.


Nice. She got on with anybody. I have said this many times. She got


on with anybody. She loved her family. Steven Bennie was remanded


in custody and will be sentenced next month. The judge told him he


will be given a prison sentence. The winner of the Labour


party's leadership contest between Jeremy Corbyn and Owen Smith


will be announced at a special conference


in Liverpool tomorrow morning. Our political correspondent


Nick Eardley is in Is a Jeremy Corbyn victory now seen


as inevitable, Nick? Sally, I think the expectation is


that Jeremy Corbyn will be confirmed Labour leader tomorrow in the


conference centre on the beautiful banks of the River Mersey. The


question is how big he will win, and whether or not it means his internal


opponents have two, at least for now, put their criticism to one


side. One thing to watch out for is whether the margin between Jeremy


Corbyn and his challenger, Owen Smith, is any less in Scotland.


People I have spoken to expect that Owen Smith will get a bigger margin


of the vote in Scotland, although there is not a sense that he will


necessarily win north of the border. What about the indications for


Scotland, because Kezia Dugdale publicly backed Owen Smith. What


might a Jeremy Corbyn victory mean for relations between the UK and the


Scottish party? Kezia Dugdale said last month that she did not think


Jeremy Corbyn had wide enough appeal to lead the Labour Party to a UK


general election victory. One of the questions that Kezia Dugdale will


face if Jeremy Corbyn does win tomorrow is whether she has changed


her mind, and if he is in power in the Labour Party leading up to a


general election, whether she thinks it is a lost cause. What I expect


tomorrow is that Jeremy Corbyn will say, we need to wipe the slate


clean, get behind whoever the leader is and move forward as a party. I


think you will hear something similar from Kezia Dugdale tomorrow.


She will want to give the message of unity to say, let's stop fighting


each other and spend more time fighting political opponents. But


the key differences and the key personalities are likely to remain


the same. And whether those differences can be solved moving


forward, that remains to be seen. A lovely sunset behind you in


Liverpool. Thank you. A woman has been charged


with culpable homicide, in connection with the death


of a man in East Ayrshire yesterday. 41-year-old Martin Gorman was found


with serious injuries at a home in Kilmarnock in the early hours,


but he later died in hospital. Lisa Burnett, who's 28,


made no plea or declaration at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court


and was released on bail, Rangers striker Kenny Miller has


been arrested in connection with an alleged disturbance


at a restaurant The incident happened at Da Luciano


in Bothwell on Saturday the 10th of September,


hours after Rangers lost Police Scotland confirmed that


a 36-year-old man had been arrested and was the subject of a report


to the Procurator Fiscal Edinburgh Council has ordered


a survey of its buildings, following the closure of 17 schools


earlier this year due ?500,000 has been set aside


for the checks on buildings constructed at about the same


time as the schools. It started with the collapse of this


wall, and similar construction flaws were discovered at other PFI schools


in Edinburgh. 17 were closed. Repairs done, pupils back in class,


Edinburgh Council have now ordered a survey of other city buildings to


check whether the problems are more widespread. The surveys will focus


on building is built around the same time using a similar design model as


the ones where problems have been uncovered. The council are refusing


to say exactly which buildings engineers will be looking at, but


there are dozens on the list. Described as precautionary, ?500,000


has been set aside for work councillors hope will reveal nothing


new. You can't rule it out and that is the reason for the survey,


although so far the buildings are perfectly sound. Nevertheless, it


seems prudent, having discovered problems in the school buildings, to


look at others with a similar design, to satisfy ourselves they


are completely safe. Last month a BBC investigation revealed


construction defects at schools elsewhere in Scotland. This


architect believes others should follow Edinburgh's decision to look


beyond the school estate. The incredible thing that Fiona Walker's


investigation threw up was the extent, the possible extent of how


many failings there are potentially in each of those schools. I am


many failings there are potentially puzzled but not surprised. I think


it is overdue. The surveys are expected to take a few months. All


the while, an independent enquiry into the school closures continues,


with a report due by the end of the year.


You're watching BBC Reporting Scotland.


A reminder of tonight's top story:


New figures show a threefold rise in children


Conservationists and landowners team up to learn more about the threats


Three of Scotland's most successful sports have


is best as they build for the future.


A record-breaking Team GB brought home 67 Olympic medals,


and at the Paralympics, another record haul of 147 medals


Now it's time to build on that success here in Scotland,


with a new approach to maximise results.


I am here at Stirling, Scotland's University for sporting excellence,


and high-level talks are about to begin. The Chief Executive is of


Scottish athletics, cycling and swimming believe that a united


approach will better profit all of their sports. So who are the main


players? Mark Munro, interim Chief Executive of Scottish athletics.


Craig Byrne, Chief Executive of Scottish cycling, and the Chief


Executive of Scottish swimming. They Scottish cycling, and the Chief


firmly believe a united front could benefit their sports in the


organisation, participation, performance and also commercially.


By having a product, there is more choice for people, particularly if


you look at selling a family product. Not everyone wants to cycle


necessarily, or to run or swim, but hopefully if we can package and


promote something we will get best value for everybody's resource.


Athletics made a decision six years ago to focus on developing clubs,


supporting volunteers and support working with coaches, putting


coaching the athlete at the heart of sport, and we are starting to see


the benefits now. It is about starting to take advantage of those


results, the political and public opportunities they present to


promote sport. There are lots of good ideas in athletics but it is


good to look at what other sports are doing. Sometimes you think we


are doing similar things but slightly differently, so the slight


differences make you think, that is something we had not thought of. It


will take time to build the system into a Scottish regional, national


system and ultimately being selected on to GB. We know if we get them on


GB, they are in the best system in the world, as has been proven over


the last three Olympics cycles. Out of the meeting, something that has


been reinforced is the importance of our clubs, coaches and supporting


performance athletes. We will go away and double our efforts on that


front. The talks will continue. The three sports say they are committed


to a united approach for years to come.


Paralympic gold medallist Gordon Reid has told BBC Scotland


of being wheelchair tennis's world number one.


The 24-year-old is confident he can hang onto the ranking


he achieved following some brilliant form this year,


in which he's won four Grand Slam titles,


as well as Paralympic gold and silver in Rio.


It is a good pressure to have, yeah, it's not gone to be easy, there are


a lot of good players in our sport, at the top of the men's game, so it


is going to be tough, people are going to be gunning for me, but I


will do my best to try to stay at there.


Other stories from across the country:


Children who were treated at Dundee's Ninewells Hospital


after an E.coli O157 outbreak in Carnoustie have been discharged.


Some of the children were confirmed to have the infection,


A possible link with a national outbreak,


in which a three-year-old girl from Dunbartonshire died


and 21 other people were infected, is being investigated.


Plans to load the damaged oil rig Transocean Winner onto a giant


transportation ship have been postponed because of the weather.


Salvage experts had been hoping to begin the operation


but high winds mean it's no longer possible.


The rig ran aground on the island last month,


after breaking its tow line during a storm.


Six homes were flooded in the Liberton area of Edinburgh


this morning after a burst water main.


Other parts of the city lost water supplies or experienced low pressure


following the burst, which happened around 1am.


for a new conservation zone in the seas around Tiree and Coll.


The proposed Special Protected Area is being set up to protect colonies


of common eider duck and great northern diver,


which winter on the seas around the islands.


Carbisdale Castle in Sutherland, which was a youth hostel


for six decades, has been sold to a London investment fund.


The 40-room baronial mansion was completed in 1907


and first owned by the then Duchess of Sutherland.


It was described as the jewel in the crown of Scottish hostelling,


but was badly damaged by winter weather several years ago.


The castle had been on the market for less than ?1 million.


The Wigtown Book Festival got under way today.


The ten-day long event is now the second biggest of its kind


It attracts a host of top politicians, broadcasters


and literary figures, including Graeme Macrae Burnet,


who's been shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize.


There is a lot more competition in the festival world now than there


was ten years ago, there are something like 300 book festivals


all over the country, so you always fighting for authors' time, fighting


for publishers' attention. The Old Firm rivalry is


the fiercest in Scottish football, but many believe


it's closely followed by the Aberdeen versus Rangers


fixture. The pair meet on Sunday for the


first time since the Ibrox club's financial meltdown four years ago,


so just why is there a deep rooted rivalry between two


clubs 150 miles apart? Here's our senior football reporter,


Chris Mclaughlin. Some say it was sparked after a


sickening tackle in this match in 1988. I remember there was a few


people around the ball, I was on the touchline, the ball squirted out


ball. He came straight through him. ball. He came straight through him.


-- his eye. He still went on to have a very good career, but he could


have had a very good career. Ian Durant sustained ligament damage and


was out of action for two years, but one Aberdeen legendary members


asking a local about the rivalry years before. I said, what is it


with Rangers, Rangers and Celtic, who do you hate most? One of them


says, in the Aberdeen dialect, we don't mind Celtic, but we hate


Rangers. So even then, there was a kind of vitriolic hatred against


Rangers. Some believe it was down to the arrival of another Glaswegian to


the north-east. When Alex Ferguson took over, made Aberdeen the team it


became a 1980s, it very unusual for Rangers to beat Aberdeen, and so you


could imagine that the potential for resentment there on the brain just


fans, of course, that was reciprocated, if you like, by the


Aberdeen fans. Today the rivalry has taken it was - some Aberdeen fans


are planning a minute's applause in mock memorial of a club they believe


are planning a minute's applause in died in 2012. They wind us up. It is


just football banter, really, I do not think it should cause any


offence. But even a former captain of England


admit it is a game not to be underestimated. A lot of people say


about the rivalry between Rangers and Celtic, but Aberdeen against


Rangers is pretty intense, real hatred, that is, right at there.


Where once league titles were at stake, and Sunday it is purely about


bragging rights, that and the renewal of old rivalries.


A research project has been trying to find out


why so many hen harrier nest sites fail in Scotland.


Shooting estates have long been accused of disturbing the nests.


Now land managers are working with conservationists


to better understand what's happening.


And they've made some unexpected discoveries.


Dougie Vipond has been finding out more.


Hen harriers always build their nests on the ground. This project


involves placing hidden cameras at their nest sites to find out what


threats they face. Brian Etheridge has worked for RSPB for 30 years.


Why do think numbers are so low? Unfortunately, I find in most cases


it is the land management that is the problem, which is mainly driven


grouse moors. But many landowners say they try to provide a safe haven


for wildlife. By keeping it small, you have got... Tim Baines as a


spokesman for Scottish Land and Estates, the body that represents


most of the grouse shooting moorland.


You always painted as the bad guys, is that frustrating? People get


angry, because they are out every day, taking responsibility for


balancing all the different things that they have to do in managing


moorland. It is the end of the breeding season, and the nest


cameras are coming down. Initially, there are five chicks on the nest,


and the camera records the temperature, it is particularly


cold, and only one of the original five survives due to the extreme


temperature ranges. At another site in the South of Scotland, you can


see the chicks are relaxing, and over the next couple of shots... A


fox, my goodness, look at that! Really aggressive, feisty reaction.


Unfortunately, we learn later on that in this case the chick was


nipped by the fox and was found dead. The partnership between


landowners and conservation agencies has revealed some of the many


challenges facing birds of prey, but this collaboration might also holds


the key to their future. And you can see more


of Dougie Vipond's report on Landward tonight


on BBC One Scotland at 7:30. The titles and theme tune


for the popular comedy Still Game have been revamped ahead


of the launch of a new series. The programme will be back


on BBC One next month The new titles show the main


characters Jack and Victor, played by Ford Kiernan


and Greg Hemphill, from the 1960s, The title music has


also been re-recorded Let's hear the worst


about the weekend weather now. , Yes, the rain has set in during


the course of the day in the north and north-west, and for a good part


of tomorrow it will go nowhere, persistent and heavy pulses of rain.


The Met office has issued a yellow warning, a risk of flooding and


hazardous driving conditions, and it will be accompanied by heavy winds.


Dry and cloudy for the east overnight, lows of around ten or 11


Celsius. Tomorrow dawns cloudy, the rain continues across the


north-west, and that will continue to spread its way further south and


east as we go through the course of the day. Again, accompanied by


strong to gale force southerly the day. Again, accompanied by


winds. But with that southerly wind direction, there will be sheltered


from the hills across the likes of the Borders, Lothians, Edinburgh,


Aberdeenshire and the Moray coast, where temperatures will peak at


perhaps 20 Celsius, given any sunshine. That is very much the


exception to the rule, most of us will be under a blanket of cloud,


persistent and heavy outbreaks of rain. Something of a clearance


towards the Western Isles, late tomorrow afternoon, and the winds


easing here. Across the far north-east, any rain will be light


and patchy, although the winds will remain strong to gale force here.


For hill walking and climbing, for the more Western Rangers, heavy


outbreaks of rain to come, and southerly winds, severe gales, if


not storm force gusts of wind is. Extensive hill fog, temperatures up


to nine Celsius on the hilltops. In the east, the dry conditions across


the Borders, severe gale if not storm force gusts of wind from the


south. For tomorrow evening, then, heavy persistent pulses of rain for


a time, that gradually pulls away to the east during the overnight


period, and the winds will ease for all. Into Sunday, we still have low


pressure in charge, and we have a westerly airflow and Sunday which


will bring in a number of showers across the west and north-west


especially, with the best of any drier and brighter interludes found


towards eastern areas, a fresher feel, and indeed Monday will be a


very similar day. That is the forecast, Sally.


There's been a threefold rise in children


being trafficked into Scotland, with the highest


The BBC has also learnt that seven children subsequently


thought to have been taken by their traffickers.


I'll be back with the headlines at eight and the late bulletin


Until then, from everyone on the team,


right across the country, have a very good evening.


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