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British man trapped in shed as 'slave' for 40 years, officials say
Police have rescued a British man who was likely trapped in a shed for 40 years and forced to work as a "slave", officials said. The 58-year-old man was inside with only a chair and soiled bedding. His rescuers found him Wednesday during a raid at a residential site near Carlisle in Cumbria, United Kingdom, the BBC reported.
Authorities later arrested a 79-year-old man “on suspicion of modern slavery offenses,” saying he had held the man against his will for decades.
Martin Plimmer, a senior investigating officer with the GLAA, said when rescuers found the man he appeared bewildered. "When we found him he was like a rabbit in headlights and very confused,” Plimmer said, according to the BBC. "He was just in the clothes he stood up in and where he was sleeping in the shed there was just a soiled duvet on the floor. "There was no heating and it was very cold. It was conditions that no human being should live in.” Plimmer said the man was likely forced to do unpaid work from the age of 16 or 17, based on information from officers. It was not immediately clear if the man attempted to leave at any point.
originally posted by: andy06shake
a reply to: shooterbrody
Granted none of them are spring chickens but you got to wonder how come the 58 year old did not just crack the old codger one and be on about his business.
I'm thinking the dude may have mental health issues then again no wonder after 40 years in a shed.
British man was found held in a shed for almost 40 years.
originally posted by: SlapMonkey
This is goddam sad.