ITV News' UK Editor Lucy Manning understands that the couple accused of holding three women as slaves for more than 30 years are Aravindan Balakrishnan, known as Comrade Bala, and his wife Comrade Chanda.
The alleged victims - a 30-year-old Briton , a 57-year-old Irish woman and a 69-year-old Malaysian - are believed to have suffered years of "physical and mental abuse" at the hands of the couple.
Documentary footage of the man said to have kept three women as slaves in south London has been uncovered by ITV News.
The political past of a couple accused of holding three women against their will for more than 30 years, has emerged.
A couple were arrested after police arrested three alleged slavery victims said to have been held against their will for at least 30 years.