Cockle pickers off New Brighton in the Mersey Estuary. The wind turbines of Burbo Bank, some of the largest in the world, are in the background. File photo: Shutterstock Cockle pickers off New Brighton in the Mersey Estuary. The wind turbines of Burbo Bank, some of the largest in the world, are in the background. File photo: Shutterstock
Cockle pickers off New Brighton in the Mersey Estuary. The wind turbines of Burbo Bank, some of the largest in the world, are in the background. File photo: Shutterstock

Are UK Asian gangs secretly exploiting cockle pickers as coronavirus kills jobs?

  • Group cockle picking, police seizures, reported in coastal areas
  • UK unemployment and coronavirus lockdown could be a factor

Topic |   Coronavirus UK
Cockle pickers off New Brighton in the Mersey Estuary. The wind turbines of Burbo Bank, some of the largest in the world, are in the background. File photo: Shutterstock Cockle pickers off New Brighton in the Mersey Estuary. The wind turbines of Burbo Bank, some of the largest in the world, are in the background. File photo: Shutterstock
Cockle pickers off New Brighton in the Mersey Estuary. The wind turbines of Burbo Bank, some of the largest in the world, are in the background. File photo: Shutterstock
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