The first case of a child being trafficked to Britain in order to have their organs harvested has been uncovered.
By Steven Swinford, Senior Political Correspondent
10:00PM BST 18 Oct 2013
The unnamed girl was brought to the UK from Somalia with the intention of removing her organs and selling them on to those desperate for a transplant.
Child protection charities warned that the case was unlikely to be an isolated incident as traffickers were likely to have smuggled a group of children into the country.
The case emerged in a government report which showed that the number of human trafficking victims in the UK has risen by more than 50 per cent last year and reached record levels.
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