Met Police sorry for delay in helping man held as slave
9 December 2015
From the section London
Media captionA man held as a slave in west London speaks exclusively to the BBC’s Nick Beake
A Nigerian man held as a slave in west London for nearly a quarter of a century has told how police turned him away when he first asked them for help.
It took Ofonime Sunday Inuk 15 years to report his captors in 2004 only for police to say they could not help him as it was a “family matter,” he said.
Mr Inuk finally managed to escape with the help of the Met in March 2014.
The force said it was “really regrettable” it had missed earlier opportunities to help Mr Inuk.
Emmanuel Edet, a trained doctor who worked for Surrey County Council and his wife Antan, a nurse at Ealing Hospital, were sentenced to six years in prison for ill treating a young person, holding him in servitude and assisting unlawful immigration.
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