Two arrested on suspicion of modern slavery after man 'is forced to sleep in ...

A lecturer and her husband have been arrested on suspicion of modern slavery after a Polish man was 'kept in a shed for four years' in a leafy village.

Pritpal Binning and her spouse Palvinder have been having extensive building work done to their five-bedroom £1.2 million home in Hampshire.

Officers arrested the 56-year-old woman and 54-year-old man at a property in Chilworth, near Southampton, after the alleged victim went to a NHS walk-in health centre and claimed he had been forced to work in exchange for food.

The alleged victim in his 40s told the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority that he had been sleeping on a plastic sun lounger in the shed at the bottom of the garden and was given out of date food to eat.

He also said that he had no flushing toilet and that his kitchen was a fridge and barbecue.  

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Pritpal Binning and husband Palvinder have been accused of keeping a Polish man as a slave in their garden shed for four years and forcing him to work for out-of-date food

Pritpal Binning and husband Palvinder have been accused of keeping a Polish man as a slave in their garden shed for four years and forcing him to work for out-of-date food

A couple aged in their 50s have been arrested after a Polish man claimed he had been forced to live in a shed, pictured, in Chilworth, near Southampton, for four years

A couple aged in their 50s have been arrested after a Polish man claimed he had been forced to live in a shed, pictured, in Chilworth, near Southampton, for four years

Officers for the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority raided the property in the leafy village and found 'terrible conditions' in the shed, including clothes piled up in bags

Officers for the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority raided the property in the leafy village and found 'terrible conditions' in the shed, including clothes piled up in bags

Footage taken by the GLAA showed their officers searching the 'freezing' shed, rifling through sheets while piles of clothes are stacked up against a wall. 

The gates of the Binnings' large, cream-coloured home stood open today, with a golden post box next to a house name sign.

At the luxury home a barely-started breeze block extension can be seen siting at the top of the driveway, with two parked cars - one a high-powered Lexus GS saloon - in front of a garage which is set underneath the house.

The breeze block shed, which the Polish man in his 40s claimed to have been forced to live, was visible in one corner of the garden.

Mrs Binning has worked at the University of Southampton Faculty of Health Sciences since 1998.

She describes her area of expertise as 'Adult Nursing specialising respiratory, cadiovascular and high dependency care'.

A 56-year-old woman and 54-year-old man have been arrested on suspicion of modern slavery offences and a video of the raid showed officers questioning them, pictured

A 56-year-old woman and 54-year-old man have been arrested on suspicion of modern slavery offences and a video of the raid showed officers questioning them, pictured

The alleged victim, aged in his 40s, said he worked for out-of-date food and was made to sleep on a plastic sun lounger. Pictured is some of the clutter in the shed

The alleged victim, aged in his 40s, said he worked for out-of-date food and was made to sleep on a plastic sun lounger. Pictured is some of the clutter in the shed

In 2013 a University newsletter commended her, noting 'congratulations to Pritpal Binning who has passed her Masters in Education with a

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