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

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  1. hopeandglory

    hopeandglory New Member

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    http://news.sky.com/story/1171815/women-were-kept-as-slaves-for-over-30-years
     
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    I was just starting a thread on this, but then I saw you had started one.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-25040741
     
  4. ClaireNC

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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/2013/nov/21/women-rescued-decades-slavery-south-london

    And here is a little more: http://www.itv.com/news/update/2013-11-21/charity-founder-victims-walked-to-freedom-themselves/

    Edit to add more news links:
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/ukn...ree-women-held-as-slaves-in-south-London.html

    http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/south-london-slave-rescue-women-2824797

    http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/n...avery-victims-held-for-30-years-29773917.html

    http://www.suttonguardian.co.uk/new..._held_captive_at_home__for_30_years_/?ref=rss
     
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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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    http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/...rescued-from-decades-of-slavery-live-coverage
     
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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?
     
  11. hopeandglory

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    Maybe it's their daughter?
     
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    She may have been sold to them. God I hate typing that.
     
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    BetteDavisEyes All the boys think she's a spy...

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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/europe/uk-captivity-arrests/index.html?hpt=hp_t2
     
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    BetteDavisEyes All the boys think she's a spy...

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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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    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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    Sky TV has speculated 30 yr old born into captivity.

    Women rescued Oct 25th, arrests made this morning, 7.30 am.

    I strongly suspect the arrested pair are going to plead not guilty and the victims are going to have to go through a tough trial.

    If the 30 yr old was born into captivity, I wonder if one of the older women was a frightened, single pregnant woman when she was first held? But then, police have said they don't think the victims are related.

    Strange. Unless she is a daughter of the suspects. How horrible if she is. :(
     
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    I don't know if there could be any connection for the Malysian victim here, but thirty years ago was 1983;

    "the only way to require right of abode since Jan 1st, 1983, has been by becoming a British Citizen"

    http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/policyandlaw/guidance/ecg/roa1/

    Wonder if the Malaysian woman was offered 'help' to gain the right to live permanently i. England by 'working' for these people and found herself a slave instead?
     
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    Did anyone see the 6.30 evening news in England, Thursday night? I've heard there was an interview with the head of the charity where she said they were first contacted by one of the women one year ago. I'm still searching for a link though.

    I think this local blog may soon get some of the details we haven't heard yet.

    http://www.brixtonbuzz.com/chat/
     

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