A twitter account has been set up to tackle modern slavery.

The Hertfordshire Modern Slavery Partnership (HMSP) will launch a new Twitter account on May 6 to help tackle modern slavery in the county.

The new channel, @hertsmsp, will aim to provide information to those at risk of exploitation, giving advice on how to find support and information about their legal rights.

It will also share tips on how local residents and professionals can recognise the signs that someone is being exploited and refer them to the new www.stopexploitationherts.org.uk website, which will be launched on May 13.

Mark Harvey, Chair of the HMSP, said: “The number of reported cases of modern slavery remains low in Hertfordshire, however we are certain that this is an underreported issue.

“Many that suffering exploitation have been trafficked from overseas and may not wish to engage with the police and other local authorities.

“For these reasons social media is an excellent way to deliver information directly to these hidden victims and give them the opportunity to access support, advice and eventually freedom.”