Man accused of London slavery 'claimed he was Christ and took thousands from followers'
The head of the Maoist sect accused of keeping three female slaves tried to convince his followers he was like Jesus Christ and persuaded them to hand over thousands of pounds for the revolutionary cause, a former activist claimed yesterday.
The women are a 30-year-old Briton, named in reports as Rosie Davies, 57-year-old Josephine Herivel from Belfast, and a 69-year-old Malaysian, confirmed by that country's police to be Siti Aishah Wahab.
Ms Herivel was identified as the Belfast-born daughter of the mathematician John Herivel, who was recruited from Cambridge University to help in the breaking of German military codes at Bletchley Park during the Second World War.
The two sisters of Ms Herivel have stayed resolutely silent since her plight became public. Both sisters are living in north London, but have yet to comment on claims their sibling was held against her will by slavery suspects Aravindan Balakrishnan and his wife Chanda.