National Crime Agency scrutinises Leicester slavery allegations as Boohoo investor bails

Fashion factories in Leicester have been accused of modern slavery

The National Crime Agency (NCA) is looking into reports of modern slavery in the Leicester textile industry, following newspaper allegations involving etailer Boohoo.

An NCA spokesperson told Retail Week that it had received “information regarding allegations of modern slavery and exploitation” in the textile industry in Leicester and had made a number of “visits” to certain businesses in the area this week.

The NCA said it was in the process of “assessing that information” with other official bodies.

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