Operation Pheasant Drop #STOPEXPLOITATION


Fire & Rescue, Police, PCSO’s, The Horsefair Security guard, Fenland Community Safety team and Fenland Housing Options team all came to support the 6th Operation Pheasant Drop in session this year in Wisbech Market Place.


Operation Pheasant was established in September 2012. The multi agency partnership was formed between FDC & Cambs Police when it was discovered migrant exploitation was taking place within the private rented sector housing.

The partnership grew and a task force was established including the Gangmaster Licensing Authority, Cambs fire and rescue, HM Revenues and Customs and Immigration Enforcement.

The partnership approach is vital to tackling exploitation issues including sham marriages, prostitution, over crowded properties, illegal eviction and harassment often resulting in rough sleeping as well as squalid and unsafe private rented accommodation. Working together enables us to avoid ‘double doing’, share information and exercise our individual powers to tackle exploitation , poor property conditions and poor property management and enable vulnerable exploited people to live in safely in their homes away from harm.


If you need suppot, infomation or want to help someone you know that is vulnerable please call 01945 473761, text 07736 086876 or email oppheasant@cambs.pnn.police.uk.