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    UK - Women Were 'Kept As Slaves For Over 30 Years

    Two people have been arrested as part of an investigation into slavery and domestic servitude at a house in London.

    The inquiry was launched after one of three alleged victims told a charity she had been held against her will for more than 30 years.

    Scotland Yard said the Freedom Charity, which advises and supports victims of forced marriages or honour-based violence, got in touch after they received a call following a TV documentary.

    Further inquiries by police revealed the location of the house and with the help of sensitive negotiations conducted by the charity, the three women were rescued.

    One was a 69-year-old Malaysian woman, the other a 57-year-old Irish woman and the third a 30-year-old Briton.
    http://news.sky.com/story/1171815/wo...-over-30-years

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    I was just starting a thread on this, but then I saw you had started one.

    "A television documentary on forced marriages relating to the work of Freedom Charity was the catalyst that prompted one of the victims to call for help and led to their rescue."
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-25040741

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    Oh those poor women. Kind of sounds like the 30 year old might have been born into the situation.

    More information in this article: http://www.theguardian.com/world/201...y-south-london

    At a police press conference officers said they believed the 30-year-old woman who was rescued had lived in the house her entire life against her will, had no contact with outside world that most would consider normal. The three women were kept under a strong degree of control, officers said. Reports said the house concerned was in the Lambeth borough area of south London.
    And here is a little more: http://www.itv.com/news/update/2013-...om-themselves/

    Edit to add more news links:
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/ukne...th-London.html

    http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news...-women-2824797

    http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/ne...-29773917.html

    http://www.suttonguardian.co.uk/news...ears_/?ref=rss
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    From ClaireNC's link, news on this case updated every 90 secs.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/ukne...ndon-live.html

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    The alleged abductors are not British, wonder what nationality they might be, has that info. been released yet?

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    Met police press conference at 5:30 which is about 5 minutes from now.

    The Guardian is also doing live updates, but i don't see a link to the press conference.
    http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2...-live-coverage
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    Vikram Dodd has more information from the Metropolitan police:

    Where were the arrests made?

    In Lambeth Borough.

    Are the victims related to one another?

    We do not believe them to be.

    Are they in police custody?

    No, they are in another place of safety. They are extremely traumatised which explains the discrepancy between when the Freedom Charity were contacted and when the arrests were made. We continue to work closely with the victims to gather further information.

    Was the youngest victim born in the house in Lambeth?

    We are not sure where she was born but she appears to have been in servitude for her entire life.

    Any suggestion of sexual abuse?

    There is no evidence of sexual abuse.

    Have you dealt with similar cases before?

    The Met's unit has dealt with cases of people held in servitude against their will for around 10 years. This is the first time we have come across people who have been held for such a considerable length of time.

    Has the youngest victim had contact with the outside world?

    We believe that she, and the others, had limited freedom. We will continue to speak to the victims to ascertain what this ascertained.

    4.41pm GMT
    http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2...-live-coverage

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    http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/11...0-years-in-uk/
    bbm.
    'Last month, the charity Walk Free Foundation issued the first Global Slavery Index in which it was revealed that there are more than 4,000 slaves in Britain"

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    So if they don't believe any of the victims are related but the youngest has been there her whole life should we start searching for missing babies from 30 years ago?

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    So if they don't believe any of the victims are related but the youngest has been there her whole life should we start searching for missing babies from 30 years ago?
    Maybe it's their daughter?


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    Quote Originally Posted by EmmaliLucia View Post
    So if they don't believe any of the victims are related but the youngest has been there her whole life should we start searching for missing babies from 30 years ago?
    She may have been sold to them. God I hate typing that.

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    UK: Couple arrested for holding 3 women captive

    UK police arrest couple suspected of holding three women captive for 30 years

    Police say the accused man and woman, both 67, are in custody

    By Susannah Cullinane, CNN
    updated 1:16 PM EST, Thu November 21, 2013

    London (CNN) -- British police have arrested a couple on suspicion of holding three women captive for more than 30 years, Scotland Yard announced Thursday.

    Officers from the Human Trafficking Unit arrested the man and woman, both 67, at their Lambeth, south London home early Thursday as part of an investigation into slavery and domestic servitude, the Metropolitan Police said. They are in custody.

    The "highly traumatized" victims -- a 69-year-old Malaysian woman, 57-year-old Irish woman and 30-year-old Briton -- have been taken to a place of safety and are being cared for by a charity, the Metropolitan Police said...

    http://www.cnn.com/2013/11/21/world/...html?hpt=hp_t2
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    UK police arrest couple suspected of holding three women captive for 30 years

    Police say the accused man and woman, both 67, are in custody


    By Susannah Cullinane, CNN
    updated 1:16 PM EST, Thu November 21, 2013

    London (CNN) -- British police have arrested a couple on suspicion of holding three women captive for more than 30 years, Scotland Yard announced Thursday.

    Officers from the Human Trafficking Unit arrested the man and woman, both 67, at their Lambeth, south London home early Thursday as part of an investigation into slavery and domestic servitude, the Metropolitan Police said. They are in custody.

    The "highly traumatized" victims -- a 69-year-old Malaysian woman, 57-year-old Irish woman and 30-year-old Briton -- have been taken to a place of safety and are being cared for by a charity, the Metropolitan Police said...

    http://www.cnn.com/2013/11/21/world/...html?hpt=hp_t2

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    Three 'deeply traumatised' women rescued from London house had been held as slaves for THIRTY YEARS: One victim, 30, may have been born in captivity


    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...don-house.html

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    Who are these women? Who are the perps? My God, what a world this is where women are held by other women and enslaved. Disgusting.

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