Resignation of anti-slavery commissioner Kevin Hyland prompts scrutiny of Theresa May’s flagship policy

Anti-trafficking campaigners have accused the Home Office of a “muddled and inconsistent” strategy over modern slavery that is failing its victims, following the resignation of Britain’s first anti-slavery commissioner.

Kevin Hyland, appointed by Theresa May when she was home secretary, stepped down last week after nearly four years in the role as champion of her flagship policy to make prosecutions easier and protect victims of modern slavery, citing government interference.

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