Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Gangs exploiting Poles in UK

A gang of Polish Romanies is operate in Sheffield, northern England, employing Poles in the construction and renovation service but not paying them for their work.

According to the Dziennik daily, Romanies lure Poles to England by promising well-paid jobs. But once there, life is made hell when they are forced to work 10 to 12 hours everyday, without being paid for months. Their living conditions are said to be far from perfect. Polish police and Interpol are investigating the case.

Polish vice-consul Szymon Bialek has confirmed the reports, adding that such gangs are operating not only in Sheffield, but also in Bradford, Leeds, Doncaster and Middlesbrough.