Modern Slavery: 3 women held as slaves for decades

AN Irish woman is among three people ‘rescued’ from a London house where its claimed they were held as slaves for 30 years.

Police have arrested two suspects, a 67-year-old man and a 67-year-old woman, at their home.

London met officers were contacted by the Freedom Charity in October after a woman called claiming she had been held against her will for decades.

A Malaysian woman (69), an Irish woman (57) and a British woman (30) were all rescued from the house, according to police.

Police said the Freedom Charity, which aims to advise and support victims of forced marriages or honour-based violence, got in touch after they received a call following a television documentary on forced marriages.

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