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Child traffickers dropped to fend herself after three years she was abducted from Africa (8 October 2012)

Date: 08/10/2012
Duncan Lewis, Legal News Solicitors, Child traffickers dropped to fend herself after three years she was abducted from Africa

In a case of child trafficking a girl who was kidnapped from the streets of Banjul the capital of Gambia in Africa has found herself in Derby three years later.
Police have said that the 17 year old was dropped off by a man in a dark blue car who told her to find the nearest police station.
After being helped by passer-by’s she went to Roe Farm Lane Station in Chaddesden.
The girl told the officer that she was kidnapped in Banjul as she was walking to her school in 2009 and was taken to the UK shortly after, via France.
She feigned ignorance of her whereabouts when she had been held in Britain according to Detective Inspector Paul Tatlow, who was trying to find out whether it was in Derbyshire.
DI Tatlow said the teenager was dumped on the side of a road in Chaddesden on Thursday afternoon by the man and she arrived at the nearby police station at about 6pm that evening.
It was a very unusual case for his team. At this early stage, it was not clear as to why the man chose to bring her to Derby, if she has even been to Derbyshire before, or if there is any link to the city,' he said.
Her version and information so far could only points out that she was snatched on the streets of Banjul, Gambia, as she walked to school three years ago.
She was then brought into the UK through various stop-off points in Europe, including France. But the girl has no recollection of where she has been living for the past three years.
He added that though the investigations had just got under way, the team did not think that she was brought into the country to work in prostitution.
Officers were trying to trace the girl's movements in Derby and identify the car and driver, who was a suspect in her abduction.
He said that at the moment, they were trying to find out more about exactly where in Derby she was dropped off. She had told them that she was walking for around 40 minutes before she started asking people for directions.
He added that they were working backwards trying to trace her movements from the time she arrived at Roe Farm.

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