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London slaves freed: three women walk out of house after 30 years' captivity

Publié par Clifford Armion le 22/11/2013

Sandra Laville, Josh Halliday and Peter Walker

Three women have walked to freedom from a south London house where they were held for 30 years in what police described as the worst case of modern-day slavery ever uncovered in Britain.
Police said on Thursday the youngest woman, a 30-year-old British citizen, had had "no contact with the outside world" and was probably born in captivity, possibly within the house in Lambeth.
All three women – a 69-year-old from Malaysia, a 57-year-old from Ireland and the British woman – were described as "deeply traumatised", and were being looked after by specialists.
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"London slaves freed: three women walk out of house after 30 years' captivity", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), novembre 2013. Consulté le 06/08/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/london-slaves-freed-three-women-walk-out-of-house-after-30-years-captivity