A Jury at Luton Crown Court has been discharged after failing to reach a verdict on four men accused of treating workers like slaves.
The jury failed toi reach a decision on any of the charges facing the four men.
Tommy Connors Sr and his three sons Tommy Jr, Patrick and James, of the Greenacres Travellers site near Leighton Buzzard were faced with three charges of conspiring to hold a person in servitude and three charges of conspiring to require a person to perform forced labour.
The jury had been deliberating for nearly three days before making a request to speak to the judge. The jury informed the judge that their was nio prospect of reaching a decision on any of the charges.
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