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Sheffield home where man 'treated like dog' set alight

The home of a family of ice-cream sellers who treated a vulnerable man like a slave has been set alight. The Fire Service attended the Sheffield bungalow where the Rooke family subjected Craig Kinsella to the abuse last night.

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Businessman jailed for keeping vulnerable man a 'slave'

A business owner who kept a vulnerable man like a "slave" has been jailed for six-and-a-half years by a judge who said it was "staggering" this could happen in modern society.

David Rooke forced Craig Kinsella, 34, to live in a garage where he suffered regular beatings and scavenged for food in bins, Sheffield Crown Court heard.

David and Donna Rooke were jailed for falsely imprisoning and assaulting a man. Credit: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

Rooke, 44, admitted falsely imprisoning and attacking Mr Kinsella and was jailed along with his wife Donna, 40, and son Jamie, 19.

Judge Peter Kelson QC said the family used Kinsella like a "punchbag" and treated him "like a dog".

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