National Anti-Slavery Day: Blackpool Tower is lit red to help raise awareness of modern slavery and human trafficking

To mark National Anti-Slavery Day, Tuesday 18 October, the Pan Lancashire Anti-Slavery Partnership (PLASP) lit up Blackpool Tower and other Lancashire buildings that night to raise awareness of the modern slavery and human trafficking.

The partnership will also be on the Comedy Carpet in Blackpool this Saturday, October 22, inviting people to come and chat.

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Blackpool Tower was lit red for National Anti-Slavery Day on Tuesday 18th October.

PLASP brings together a number of statutory agencies, faith groups, NGOs and law enforcement bodies including Lancashire Police, Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner and the Diocese of Blackburn .

It raises awareness of modern slavery and human trafficking and provides victim support to those impacted by these issues, while “working towards a slave-free county”.

Taking to Twitter on Tuesday, PLASP said: “On this National Anti-Slavery Day, take the time to read the signs, prevalence and impact of #modernslavery. It can help save a life and restore some dignity.

Advice on how to spot signs of slavery or trafficking can be found on charity websites, such as Invisible Where stop trafficas well as the government website.

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