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3 Women Being Held As Slaves In London Rescued

LONDON, Nov. 21 (UPI) — Police say they have freed three women they believe were held as slaves in a London home for more than 30 years.

A married couple, both 67 years old, were arrested when police raided their home and freed the women, The Mirror reported Thursday.

Police said they became aware of the women after one of the victims reached out to Freedom Charity, which helps victims of forced marriages and honor-based violence, which then informed police of the women’s situation in October.

All three women — a 69-year-old Malaysian woman, a 57-year-old Irish woman and a 30-year-old British woman — were removed from the house and transferred to a safe place, police said.

It was not reported how long each woman allegedly had been held.

“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,” said Detective Inspector Kevin Hyland, from the Met’s human trafficking unit. “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,” Hyland added.

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