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3 woman kept hostage for 30 years

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ivykaty44 Thu 21-Nov-13 18:24:29

one being the whole of her life as she is 30 - how did this person not ever go to school? This is shocking

TheOod Thu 21-Nov-13 18:25:16

Have you a link? I've not seen this

ivykaty44 Thu 21-Nov-13 22:59:28

Kyrptonite Thu 21-Nov-13 23:02:28

Fucking hell. That's horrific. I can't imagine how they're going to be able to rebuild lives after that. Especially the 30 year old hmm

usualsuspect Thu 21-Nov-13 23:04:00

I heard that story on the radio.Truly shocking

usualsuspect Thu 21-Nov-13 23:04:14

It's on the news now

wetaugust Thu 21-Nov-13 23:07:33

I don't believe it. I don't see how it's possible to live undetected for 30 years For instance, not to have needed any medical treatment whatsoever in 30 years?

PacificDogwood Thu 21-Nov-13 23:08:42

It's awful.

The youngest one was described as having been 'born in to slavery' shock


JoinYourPlayfellows Thu 21-Nov-13 23:10:25

There is so much they aren't saying and that we may never know about this case.

It's just mind-boggling that this could happen.

SauceForTheGander Thu 21-Nov-13 23:10:59

It's a horrendous story. The charity that helped and the police did a fantastic job by the sounds of it.

nevergoogle Thu 21-Nov-13 23:11:08

i don't think hostage is the right word.

all very strange. it seems the women were meeting with the charity having watched a documentary on tv about it, and left for good about a month ago. it's taken until now to arrest the couple who kept them there. although the younger lady may have always been there, they do not suspect sexual abuse of any of them.

that's my interpretation anyway. so strange.

AnandaTimeIn Thu 21-Nov-13 23:14:30

It beggars belief.

Those poor women. I wish them all the strength they can muster to come to terms with this.

I don't understand how 3 women can be hidden from society for that long.

I can understand the neighbours not realising if none of the women were ever allowed out, but what about council administration, etc.
Did that house never need anything doing to it in 30 years that would bring workmen (electrician, plumber etc.) in there??

How is it possible to hide 3 women from beauracracy(sp?) for 30 years?! Never had to go to the doctor? dentist?

lljkk Thu 21-Nov-13 23:15:36

I read... They saw a tv feature about forced ? false marriage which inspired one of them (probably the 30yo) to phone a charity about their plight. Then it took a few weeks of phone calls before they voluntarily left the house.
Only the 30yo can be described as British. I wonder which other woman is her mother & what nationality the slavers are (not British, it's been said).

It's a weird good news story, I wonder if other people held captive will hear about it & find courage to plan escape.

MurderOfGelth Thu 21-Nov-13 23:17:27

Absolutely amazing that they managed to make contact with that charity.

AnandaTimeIn Thu 21-Nov-13 23:20:18

After those spate of cases came to light in Austria, US etc. of the girls/women who'd been held for years, wondering how many more are there out there that we don't know about....
and that was even before they found those 3 in Cleveland!

hmm shock

MonstersBalls Thu 21-Nov-13 23:21:39

The charity involved helps with forced marriages. I wonder whether that's how it all started.

One of women is 69!

Monty27 Thu 21-Nov-13 23:22:38

There's few details from the news reports I've heard so there may be an ongoing investigation, I hope the captives have managed to break a massive ring of slave traffickers or whatever her captors are. sad

Monty27 Thu 21-Nov-13 23:23:01


chinley Thu 21-Nov-13 23:24:03

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TSSDNCOP Thu 21-Nov-13 23:27:46

I feel sad that the one thing they have, anonymity will now be chiselled away.

I pray for their mental health and rehabilitation, and that their captors are suitably punished.

duchesse Thu 21-Nov-13 23:46:22

I don't how it can be described as the "worst case of slavery ever" in Britain by the police since there were a few men with learning difficulties freed a couple of years ago- does anybody remember that? Last year I think.

JoinYourPlayfellows Thu 21-Nov-13 23:53:49

"I don't how it can be described as the "worst case of slavery ever" in Britain by the police since there were a few men with learning difficulties freed a couple of years ago"

I don't think you can possibly know enough about this case to claim it is not as bad as the previous one.

They've told us very little about what really happened to these women.

Monty27 Thu 21-Nov-13 23:55:50

Join and how can you equate a case with another, when we don't know what's going on behind closed doors. sad

I remember that duchesse

JoinYourPlayfellows Thu 21-Nov-13 23:57:20

I'm not equating one case with another confused

I'm saying that we don't have enough information to start disbelieving the police when they say this is the worst case.

What they mean by that is not clear at present, but there is no basis on which to claim any other case was worse.

Monty27 Fri 22-Nov-13 00:00:07

Join erm, I was agreeing with you. confused

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