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Teen disappeared on her way to social services meeting in Croydon

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SEVENTEEN-YEAR-OLD Joy Vincent went missing from Gilroy Court Hotel in Croydon on March 15, 2011.

Brief police records showed that Joy came from Nigeria with a trafficker aged 14.

After escaping him, she ended up in an illegal brothel wired with CCTV cameras and security doors where the police found her on March 6, 2011, after a caller alerted police to a girl detained against her will.

During police interviews, Joy said she averaged two customers a day and was available 24/7, although she received "protection" at night time.

Of the £60 paid by a punter each time, the brothel took £30, her pimp took £10 and Joy kept £20.

She was sent to Gilroy Court where many asylum seekers and refugees are given shelter while their applications are assessed by the UKBA.

Two days later, she was gone.

When police tracked her down on March 11, she was found hiding under a bed in a brothel in Surbiton. Officers asked for her not to be returned to Gilroy Court, which they deemed too dangerous for an unaccompanied girl.

However, Joy was housed back in the hotel regardless. On March 13, she asked for a meeting with the police and was given an interview with social services, booked for two days later.

On her way to the meeting, she disappeared. She has not been found.

Teen disappeared on her way to social services meeting in Croydon


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