Woman kept prisoner at home by her own husband for 50 years
A woman in Italy was kept a prisoner in her own home by her husband for 50 years, police have revealed.
By Lucy Cockcroft The wife was only allowed out of the house when accompanied by him, and was not allowed to speak with anyone else.
He locked her inside the house when he went out, and would not even let her watch the television.
"It appears that the woman was kept a virtual prisoner in her own home for 50 years. She was only allowed out when her husband was with her and if he went out on his own he would lock all the doors and windows.
"The TV was also forbidden and there were also times when he would beat her.
"It's a very sad story and the woman's life has been made a misery by her husband – if it wasn't for the fact she was admitted to hospital and bravely decided to speak out her ordeal would have continued."