Kevin Hyland

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Britain’s anti-slavery commissioner says children are being used as part of criminal operations in cities. Photograph: iStock.

“Oliver Twist scenarios” are taking place on Britain’s streets as children are tasked with pickpocketing, shoplifting and begging, the anti-slavery co(...)

Detective Inspector Kevin Hyland said the three women were beaten and forced to live a life of “invisible handcuffs”.

For now she is known only as “the Irish lady”. Her first bid for freedom came in a call to a charity from a carefully hidden mobile telephone on Octob(...)

 A man walks near a road sign in Lambeth, London, today.  British police have reported that three women who have allegedly been held for 30 years as slaves in a house in the Lambeth area of south London have been freed. Photograph:  Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

Three women, including one Irish, held for 30 years against their will in London endured a “life of invisible handcuffs”, subjected to beatings and la(...)

Detective Inspector Kevin Hyland speaks to the press outside New Scotland Yard in London, last night. British police said they had arrested two people who allegedly held three women as slaves in their London home for decades.  Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

Two people being questioned after police rescued three alleged slavery victims, including a 57-year-old Irish woman, have been released on bail. A 30-(...)

Det Insp Kevin Hyland announced outside New Scotland Yard yesterday that the police had arrested two people who allegedly held three women as slaves in their London home for decades. A 69-year-old Malaysian woman, a 57-year-old Irish woman and a 30-year-old British woman were  rescued. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

On October 9th, ITV broadcast an episode of its documentary Exposure, which showed Muslim clerics in British mosques prepared to marry girls aged just(...)

 Detective Inspector Kevin Hyland speaks to the press outside New Scotland Yard in London yesterday.

The telephone call that led to freedom for three women who were held as slaves for 30 years in a London house was made by one of them, a 57-year-old I(...)