Trafficking ring forced girl, 14, into prostitution, court hears

A girl has told how she was trafficked to the UK from Romania at the age of 14 and forced to work as a prostitute on the streets of Paddington.

She was physically and verbally abused by a gang who threatened to hurt her family at home if she refused to comply, a court heard. She saw up to 15 clients a day.

In a statement the girl, now 15, said: “They would slap me, push me and grab my hair. Many times I was left with bruises and marks on my body.”

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