Former Premier League footballer Al Bangura

Former Premier League footballer Al Bangura

Al Bangura grew up in Sierra Leone dreaming of being a professional footballer. He arrived in the UK as a vulnerable 14 year old with a man who promised to put him on the path to the Premier League.

Instead he was abandoned and left alone in a unfamiliar building before three men tried to force him into having sex with them.

Al spoke to the Santa Marta Group – an alliance of international police chiefs, bishops, religious communities and NGOs – at an international conference held in Rome to tackle human trafficking and modern slavery in October 2016.