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Haughian Welcome PSNI and Immigration Intervention in Albert Street

Published: 28 March, 2018

Speaking following investigations were carried out by both PSNI and Immigration officers in Albert Street on Wednesday morning Sinn Féin Councillor Keith Haughian said: "Today's checks by immigration officers and PSNI should give peace of mind to local residents that anyone living in the area is there legally. Importantly, it should also ensure that no one is being forced to live in inhumane conditions. "Allegations of human trafficking, slavery, criminal activity and large numbers of people being asked to live in unsafe conditions have to be examined and today's actions will hopefully deal with such matters. "I would call on relevant agencies, including council, to follow this up with more work around building a strong cohesive community. "There is a serious responsibility on private landlords to ensure their tenants are safe and their houses aren't being used irresponsibly. "We in Sinn Féin will be having meetings to ensure this work is treated as a priority."