A vulnerable man who was treated like a slave by a Sheffield family is the adopted son of a former South Yorkshire Police officer.
The Sheffield Star reports the 34-year-old victim is the son of Former Detective Chief Superintendent Nick Kinsella, who established the city's Human Trafficking Centre.
Now retired, the former officer was involved in drafting the Government's anti-slavery policy.
Speaking to the newspaper, Mr Kinsella said: "This came out of the blue. We had no idea it was happening to Craig. I’ve never doubted this could happen to any family – I used to say that when I gave talks. It’s just ironic it has actually happened to us.
“And unfortunately it re-enforces the message I’ve spent years trying to get across.”
David Rooke, 44, his wife Donna, 40, and son Jamie, 19, were all jailed on at Sheffield Crown Court on Tuesday by a judge who heard that Craig Kinsella endured daily attacks.
The court was told that the family beat him with a range of weapons while forcing him to work 17-hour days without pay and making him sleep in a garage with a bucket for a toilet.
The garage at the Sheffield house where 34-year-old Craig Kinsella was kept as a slave was set on fire last night.
South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service say they attended the blaze after a call at 10.15pm last night.
The garage - which is detached from the main house - was well alight when they arrived. It took just under two hours to bring the fire under control and cool cylinders which were lying nearby. There was no damage to the main house or any adjoining property.
A neighbour of the family in Sheffield who have been jailed after treating a vulnerable man like a slave said the case has made him consider moving away from the area he has lived in for decades.
Retired newsagent Raymond Hall, aged 79, told the The Sheffield Star: “It is horrendous. We’ve been thinking about moving and we were here 40 years. I can’t believe that one family can cause so much havoc.”
The paper said that people have contacted it to offer their help to the victim Craig Kinsella, 34, who was found with extensive injuries sustained in "horrific attacks" by the family of ice-cream sellers.