A LONG-serving former Thames Valley Police (TVP) boss has reportedly been named the government's new anti-slavery tsar.

Sara Thornton was TVP 's chief constable from 2007 to 2015 and apologised for the Bullfinch scandal, which saw more than 350 children groomed and sexually abused in Oxford.

Ms Thornton is currently the head of the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) and will become the government's independent anti-slavery commissioner later this year, according to the Sunday Times.


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Oxford City Council's board member for a safer environment, Tom Hayes, tweeted: "Congratulations to Sara Thornton for being entrusted with the job of being the independent anti-slavery commissioner. Excellent choice to work with charities, business, and Governments."