Four members of the same family will stand trial in the New Year accused of keeping a woman as a slave.
Sakina Bibi, 67, Rabia Mobin, 27, Tariq Mahmood Siddique, 47, all of OsborneRoad, Stockton, and Javid Iqbal, 42, of Yarm Road, Stockton, appeared at Teesside Crown Court on Monday August 24th.
They each face two counts of slavery and compulsory labour and another charge of common assault.
They are accused of knowingly holding another person in slavery and servitude by using "force and threat of force" between November 1st 2014 and July 30th 2015.
Mother and daughter Bibi and Mobin face a further charge of assault occasioning actual bodily harm.
The four indicated not guilty pleas to all charges at an earlier hearing.
They have been bailed but must reside at their home address and must also report to Stockton police on Mondays between 9am and 2pm.
The family were also told that they cannot apply for any travel documents or leave the UK.