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Police have been carrying out house-to-house inquiries in Brixton in South London today, as more details emerge about the three women apparently held as slaves there for 30 years.
More has also been revealed about their alleged captors.
Detectives now believe the group initially lived together in some kind of "collective" and shared a political ideology. But although that ended, they stayed together and the victims faced emotional and physical abuse.
ITV News' Martha Fairlie reports:
All three women allegedly held as slaves for at least 30 years at a house in London are now in the care of a specialist non-governmental organisation, police have said.
Metropolitan police commander Steve Rodhouse said: "To gain the trust and confidence of highly-traumatised victims takes time, and this must move at their pace, not anyone else's."
He added that police would not release any information which would reveal the identities of the women who are described as "emotionally fragile and highly vulnerable".
"I understand the huge public interest in this case, the desire for information and the shock that it has caused," he said.
"However, we must take every step to protect the identities of the victims, who are understandably emotionally fragile and highly vulnerable."
Metropolitan Police are thought to be making inquiries at Peckford Place in Brixton, south London in connection with the alleged slavery case.
They did not give an exact address or explain its significance to the investigation.
The founder of the charity that helped the alleged slavery victims has said there has been an "extraordinary rise in calls" to its helpline since the rescue of the women came into the public domain.
Aneeta Prem of the Freedom Charity added: "We received five times as many calls in 24 hours as we normally do in one week and are needing to increase our resources to cope with this extra demand.
"These women have had traumatic and distributing experiences, which they have revealed to us. What needs to happen now is that the three victims, who have begun a long process of recovery, are able to go through their rehabilitation undisturbed, without being identified."
Three women allegedly held for 30 years at a south London address were "emotionally and physically abused", the Metropolitan Police force said today.
In a statement, Commander Steve Rodhouse, said:
One of the women allegedly held captive for decades in a south London home, had lived there all of her life, police said today.
In a statement, Metropolitan Police Commander Steve Rodhouse said:
Two suspects held over claims that three women were held captive for 30 years in a London address are of Indian and Tanzanian origin, the Metropolitan Police said today.
Commander Steve Rodhouse added:
Police are conducting house-to-house inquires in an area of Lambeth, south London, where three women allegedly held as slaves for at least 30 years were rescued, Scotland Yard said today.
The discovery of three women allegedly held as slaves in a south London house is the "tip of a rather large iceberg", according to an MP in charge of reviewing evidence of slavery in Britain.
Frank Field, chair of the Modern Slavery Bill evidence review, said criminal gangs were making "huge sums of money" from people being imported into the UK to work "almost for nothing".
Mr Field was speaking to BBC Breakfast about the case of three women being rescued from a house in Lambeth earlier this week. He said: "I would have thought it's safe to act on the assumption that the examples we've had in the last few months are the tip of a rather large iceberg."