Set in south London within an “ordinary house in an ordinary street,” three women were subjected to domestic servitude for over 30 years. Terrified and feeling helpless, the women had no contact with the outside world and the youngest woman was likely been born in captivity.
This “worst case of modern-day slavery” in Britain began its course to freedom after the women watched an interview with the Freedom Charity on television. They chanced making a secret phone call to get help, and the helpline began working with the police immediately in order to rescue the women.
On October 25, 2013, the women walked out of the house for the first time and into the safety of police officers’ arms. Ages 30, 57, and 69, the women can finally live their own lives again – or for the first time.