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21st November 2013: ‘Three women who claim they have been held as slaves in a home in London for at least thirty years have been rescued by the police.’ The Cult Next Door, BBC news, BBC 2017
The first contact with the women was made by a charity who rescued them from a flat in Brixton in south London. ibid.
It became clear that Katy [Morgan-Davies] had been born in captivity and had never known any other life. She had never been to school and only rarely left the house. ibid.
The Collective: they referred to Balakrishnan as comrade Bala or AB. And revealed that he had had control over every aspect of their lives. He had threatened and terrified them claiming to have an invisible all-powerful machine at his disposal called Jackie. ibid.
The Collective lived at numerous addresses in south London over the forty years of its existence. ibid.
Two comrades had died and three other women who had been with the group since the 1970s had chosen to leave. The Collective had dwindled to six. ibid.
A second woman, woman B, testified to a similar pattern of sexual abuse. ibid.
Twenty-three years imprisonment. ibid.