A woman who was born into captivity and allowed no contact with the outside world is one of three ‘slaves’ who have been rescued after being kept against their will in a south London house for 30 years, the police revealed on Thursday.
The pair, who are not British citizens, were bailed early on Friday morning until a date in January. They were arrested on suspicion of being involved in forced labour and domestic servitude, contrary to Section 71 of the Coroners and Justice Act 2009.
Would one of the resident lawyers like to comment on this? Seems slightly odd that they get police bail (“early on friday morning” ain’t gonna be court or magistrate’s bail, is it?) for such a serious offence.
Anyone care to comment? For it makes me think there’;s rather more uncertainty to this than currently obvious.