Child trafficking: 'Cruel' Home Office orders cannabis slave back to Vietnam

S was seized at 10, spent five years as a cannabis gardener in the UK and was beaten and threatened

The Home Office has been accused of cruelty over a decision to send a child victim of trafficking, who spent years in enforced slavery cultivating cannabis plants in England, back to Vietnam, where he has no family.

S was 10, an orphan living on the streets of Hanoi, when he was picked up by gangsters and trafficked from Vietnam to England. For five years he was locked into a series of terraced houses which had been converted into cannabis farms, and forced to work as a cannabis gardener.

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