The Hunt for Britain's Sex Traffickers

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This series follows police officers from Bedfordshire, Gloucestershire, Devon and Cornwall as they break into the extensive criminal networks that traffic women into the UK

About the Show

This series follows police officers from Bedfordshire, Gloucestershire, Devon and Cornwall as they break into the extensive criminal networks that traffic women into the UK

Series 1 Summary

Filmed over 12 months, this three-part observational documentary series tells the story of Britain's biggest police operation against sex trafficking, Operation Pentameter 2, and follows the unfolding investigations and eventual sentencing of some of the UK's most serious sex traffickers

  • The Hunt for Britain's Sex Traffickers

    Episode 1

    This programme documents the initial stage of the operation, when the police raid brothels across the UK and use victims' testimonies to garner intelligence about the criminal networks that run them

  • The Hunt for Britain's Sex Traffickers

    Episode 2

    In part two, the police gather evidence that enables them to capture the UK sex-trafficking gang bosses. Many of the women rescued from the brothels are too frightened to talk

  • The Hunt for Britain's Sex Traffickers

    Episode 3

    In this final film, the police target slave markets in Britain, where women are traded, and close in on the international masterminds at the head of this global, multi-million pound industry