London in the News: Three Women Rescued from Slavery

Link to Guardian: "Three Women Rescued after 'Decades of Slavery' in south London Home"
Link to Guardian: “Three Women Rescued after ‘Decades of Slavery’ in south London Home”

An Australian news report states:

Police have arrested a 67-year-old man and a 67-year-old woman at the south London residence in relation to the allegations, the BBC said. The alarm was raised by the Freedom Charity in October after a woman phoned it saying she had been held against her will for as long as three decades. A Malaysian woman, 69, an Irish woman, 57, and a British woman, 30, were rescued from the home, police said.

“Police were contacted in October by Freedom Charity after they had received a call from a woman stating she had been held against her will in a house in London for more than 30 years,” Scotland Yard said in a statement. “Further enquiries by police revealed the location of the house and with the help of sensitive negotiations conducted by the charity the three women, a 69-year-old Malaysian woman, a 57-year-old Irish woman and a 30-year-old British woman were all rescued. All three women, who were highly traumatised, were taken to a place of safety where they remain.”

Detective Inspector Kevin Hyland, from the Met police’s Human Trafficking Unit added: “We applaud the actions of Freedom Charity and are working in partnership to support these victims who appear to have been held for over 30 years. We have launched an extensive investigation to establish the facts surrounding these very serious allegations.”

“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.”

Link to "Slavery and Abduction Cases in the UK and Worldwide"
Link to “Slavery and Abduction Cases in the UK and Worldwide”

Recognize the signs of someone being held against their will and immediately notify authorities of any suspicious activity.

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3 thoughts on “London in the News: Three Women Rescued from Slavery

  1. It is amazing how these things can actually happen i.e. someone being held against their will and not being found by family/friends/authorities. But it is good that such women are being found and that such stories are being shared. Thanks for highlighting.

  2. Reblogged this on Living Life: Day by Day and commented:
    It is sad that these things happen i.e. women are being abducted, held against their will and are not found for many many years by family/friends/authorities. Let us be vigilant and observant; and bring anything suspicious to the relevant authorities.

  3. Yet another example of heinous crimes against women. I am so happy that these traumatrized women were rescued and are safe now from their evil captors. This is happening more and more around the world. Women are NOT sex slaves to be used for male pleasure. It’s amazing how the johns did not try and help these women. Not one of them. As long as they get what they want, they are satisfied, even if the women is begging for help. How cold could a man be? Anyways I hope these women can be rehabilitated and can live a normal life in the future. Unfortunately they’re be scarred for life from these pieces of crap.

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