British Couple Arrested for Enslaving Man in Garden Shed

October 31, 2018 Updated: October 31, 2018

LONDON—A British couple have been arrested for enslaving a Polish man in their garden shed for four years, and forcing him to work for expired food.

A 56-year-old woman and 54-year-old man in southern England were arrested on suspicion of modern slavery offenses on Oct. 30, the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority said.

It said medics alerted authorities when a Polish man in his 40s entered a walk-in health center and told staff he was forced to work for food.

The man also said he had no flushing toilet and was made to sleep on a plastic sun lounger in the concrete shed.

By Lin Taylor