Servitude trial

A family of travellers are in court accused of slavery offences carried out at Green Acres caravan site in Little Billington. Seven members of the Connors family are said to have kept vulnerable men as slaves.

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Judge to accept majority verdict in Connors family servitude trial

The jury in the trial of the Connors family, who are accused of forcing men into forced labour, have been given a majority direction by the judge.

Seven members of the same Irish travelling family are accused of keeping workers in a state of servitude and forcing them to perform unpaid work.

Tommy Connors Senior, 52, his four sons and his daughter and her husband face a total of 20 charges at Luton crown court.

It follows a raid on the Green Acres caravan site in Bedfordshire in September last year.

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Prosecution outlines 'servitude' case

The prosecution has finished outlining its case for the trial of seven members of the same family who are accused of holding vulnerable men and forcing them to work for nothing.

Thomas Connors together with his four sons, daughter and son-in-law deny charges of inflicting servitude and forced labour. The trial will resume on Monday.