10:53AM, Thursday 01 March 2012
A home-grown singer has smashed into the UK singles charts this week with a song highlighting the crime of human trafficking.
Lindsay 'Lindz' West grew up in Laburnham Road and went to Boyn Hill CE Infant and Nursery School and Altwood CE School in Maidenhead.
These days he fronts urban group LZ7 based in Manchester.
On Monday the band released a single called Twenty Seven Million with Grammy nominated Christian musician Matt Redman.
Today the song is at number five in the iTunes UK singles chart and number 10 on the Amazon chart.
The song is part of the A21 Campaign against the global organised crime which has an estimated 27 million victims who are trapped in modern day slavery.
The track was written by LZ7 and Redman and tells the true story of a girl trafficked from Eastern Europe into London’s sex trade.
Lindz said: "Our aim is to really make some noise for those that don’t have a voice."
Watch the video about the track.
Paramedics were called to the scene of a medical emergency in Maidenhead on Monday morning (June 27).
All lines are currently blocked between Reading and London Paddington stations due to a person being hit by a train.