LONDON (November 21, 2013) British police say rescued three traumatized women Thursday who say they were held as slaves in south London, one for more than three decades.
Metropolitan Police said a 67-year-old man and a 67-year-old woman were arrested on Thursday as part of an investigation into slavery and domestic servitude.
The investigation started after a charity contacted police in October to relay information that a woman phoned and said she'd been held unwillingly for more than 30 years.
Police said further inquiries revealed the location of the south London house and that with the help of Freedom Charity, a 69-year-old Malaysian woman, a 57-year-old Irish woman and a 30-year-old British woman were rescued.
The women were in a safe place Thursday, police said.