UK police: 3 women held captive for 30 years

November 22, 2013
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Aneeta Prem, founder of Freedom Charity, speaks during an interview in central London, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013. Freedom Charity helped to rescue three women from a house in south London who were held as slaves for 30 years. London's Metropolitan Police spoke about the rescues after two people were arrested early Thursday on suspicion of forced labor and domestic servitude. Those freed on Oct. 25, 2013 are a 69-year-old Malaysian woman, a 57-year-old Irish woman and a 30-year-old British woman, police said. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)

LONDON (AP) — British police say the two people suspected of holding three women in slavery were also arrested in the 1970s. Police did not provide details.

Police said Friday the suspects have been arrested on suspicion of immigration offenses, in addition to the original suspected offenses of forced labor and domestic servitude.

Police say they do not believe they will find other victims. Authorities say the suspects do not appear to be linked to any other group.

Police say the suspects, who were released on bail, have surrendered their passports.