‘Slave sentences unduly lenient’

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The prosecution team in the case of a traveller family locked up for forcing vulnerable men to work for a pittance is to appeal against what it has called “unduly lenient” sentences.

William Connors, 52, wife Mary, 48, sons John, 29, and James, 20, and son-in-law Miles Connors, 24, were found guilty in December and all jailed.

William Connors was jailed for six and a half years and Mary Connors was sentenced to two years and three months.

Their son John was jailed for four years, while their other son James was sentenced to three years in a young offenders’ institution. Son-in-law Miles Connors was sentenced to three years.