November 21st, 2013
10:59 AM ET

London police: 3 women rescued after 30 years

British police have arrested a couple on suspicion of holding three women captive for more than 30 years, Scotland Yard announced Thursday.

Officers from the Human Trafficking Unit arrested the man and woman, both 67, at their south London home as part of an investigation into slavery and domestic servitude, the Metropolitan Police said. They are in custody.

The "highly traumatized" victims - a 69-year-old Malaysian woman, 57-year-old Irish woman and 30-year-old Briton - have been taken to a place of safety, the Metropolitan Police said in a statement.


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  1. banasy©

    This story had shades of Ariel Castro to it.

    November 21, 2013 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Juan Jiminez

    It's JJ and u know it. Deflect much?

    November 21, 2013 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Juan Jiminez

    Care to address the issue no name? Yea IDE run far far away from that one too trollio. Stand WAY back Rupert! It's ablaze!

    November 21, 2013 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
  4. banasy©

    This has shades of Ariel Castro written all over it.
    CNN, why do you enable comments just to delete those that are actually on topic?

    November 21, 2013 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |
  5. chrissy

    OMG! What an absolutely horrid thing to happen to these women! And you 2 clowns posting your garbage ought to be ashamed of yourselves! Wth cares about your beliefs on Obama anymore anyway? Fool!

    November 21, 2013 at 6:30 pm | Report abuse |
  6. banasy©

    You forgot to capitalize Lord, and He also appreciates proper punctuation. Bad banasie.

    November 21, 2013 at 7:41 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Rascal Rabble

    i'm sorry this is just toooo-too unbelivuble! the only victim here maybe briton she woulddah been a baby...the other two women are just mad cuz their never received their promised immigration papers...

    November 21, 2013 at 8:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Sure, because the thought that they were being held against their will as unpaid slave labor never entered their minds.

      November 21, 2013 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Pretty sure it was the 30 years of forced labor that made them mad.

      November 21, 2013 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse |
  8. banasy©

    Seriously? Deleted again for saying this reminds me of the Ariel Castro case?

    This reminds me of the Ariel Castro case.

    November 21, 2013 at 10:11 pm | Report abuse |
  9. banasy©

    Human trafficking is a serious issue in the world and the reasons vary. Sounds sort of like a modern Cinderella story, in which they wanted domestic servants but didn't want to pay them. Similar to the domestic slaves of 1860, perhaps.

    November 21, 2013 at 10:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Perhaps this couple never got the memo that the age of slavery passed three centuries ago in England.

      November 21, 2013 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Hirsch

    Mama Carlson never paid me either. Over 50 years I was that woman's butler.

    November 21, 2013 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse |
  11. chrissy

    So slavery is no big deal eh @ Juan? Just so long as you can torment ppl thats all that counts??

    November 22, 2013 at 10:28 am | Report abuse |
  12. chrissy

    Well how nice was that? You delete @ banasys "on-topic" posts but you leave up the village i d i o t s post! Go figure!

    November 22, 2013 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      They have been doing this to me all week , Chrissy. I have obviously angered the gods by being on-topic, I guess.

      November 22, 2013 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
  13. banasy©

    Again. For the 5th(?) time.
    This has shades of Ariel Castro.
    Human trafficking got ANY reason is wrong.
    Guess I am on the list this week.

    November 22, 2013 at 11:08 am | Report abuse |
  14. chrissy

    Ah! So that makes it all better in their minds huh? Morons!

    November 22, 2013 at 8:46 pm | Report abuse |