Suspects Met Slavery Victims T...


Suspects Met Slavery Victims Through 'Shared Ideology'


08:37 24 Nov 2013

Share this article

Police in London are today continuing their door-to-door inquiries about an alleged case of slavery.

Yesterday it emerged that the two people suspected of holding three women against their will for thirty years, are of Indian and Tanzanian origin.

Two of the women are thought to have met the male suspect through a shared "ideology" and lived together as part of a "collective".

Police now believe that when the collective came to an end, the women continued to live with the suspects.

The three women, including one Irish national, were rescued after making a call to a charity helpline.

A man and a woman, both aged in their sixties, were arrested and have been released on bail until January, pending further investigations.

Lambeth Council is checking whether it had previous contact with one of them.

It's after reports the authority was alerted 15 years ago when the youngest victim hadn't been attending school.

Sky reporter Siobhan Robbins, who's in Lambeth, thinks it'll be a long and difficult investigation:

Share this article

Read more about


You might like