13 addresses linked to UK slavery case

Police investigating the case of three women kept as slaves for 30 years in the UK have linked 13 addresses to the captors.

13 addresses linked to UK slavery case

World Bulletin / News Desk

British police are continuing their inquiries in order to find out how and why three women were held captive against their will for three decades.

So far, the 30 police officers working on the case have identified 13 addresses linked to the couple who held the three women.

From what they have understood so far in the investigation, the two suspects, a male and female both aged 67 and of Indian and Tanzanian background, met two of the captives, a 69-year-old Malaysian and a 57-year-old Irish woman thirty years ago.

The group entered what the police call a ‘collective’ based on their shared far-left political ideology, for which the two suspects were arrested in the 1970s. The third captive, a 30-year-old woman, is believed to have been born in the collective and is the daughter of the Irish woman.

The alarm was first raised 15 years ago when a neighbor called the police to complain that the young woman was not being sent to school. Over a period of 7 years, she is also believed to have sent up to 500 letters to a neighbor she had fallen in love with, in which she complained of her captivity.

After contacting a hotline seeking help, on October 25, charities and police finally secured the freedom of the three women. The suspects are now on bail and will face charges of keeping the women in a state of domestic servitude, false imprisonment and carrying out physical violence towards them. 

Last Mod: 25 Kasım 2013, 11:46
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