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'Devoid of all humanity' - Pavee Point 'appalled' at Irish traveller family who ran modern slavery ring

Independent.ie 19 sources

An Irish traveller rights group has welcomed the jailing of nine members of a traveller family convicted of "completely unacceptable" modern day slavery offences.

11 family members in Lincolnshire jailed in 'chilling' slavery case

Rooney family exploited homeless and vulnerable men, who lived in constant fear of violence, judge says

Rooney traveller family jailed for modern slavery offences

BBC / UK

The gang, described as "chilling in their mercilessness", forced victims to live in squalor.

Family members sentenced in modern slavery case

Sky News / UK

Members of a notorious traveller family have been sentenced for running a modern-day slave camp.

Rooney family behind modern slavery ring in Lincolnshire jailed for total of 79 years

The Independent

Members of a traveller family who ran a modern slavery ring targeting vulnerable people in Lincolnshire have been jailed for a total of 79 years. Nottingham Crown Court heard that the Rooney family were “chilling in their mercilessness”…

Eleven members of Traveller family jailed in UK slavery case

The Irish Times

Martin Rooney (57), who has Irish connections, was convicted of forced labour offence

Family who ran slavery ring jailed for total of almost 80 years

ITV / News

The Rooney family kept 18 men captive for more than two decades - even forcing one to dig his own grave if he did not obey them.

Nine Irish jailed for keeping slaves 'like medieval peasants'

Independent.ie / News

Nine members of an Irish Traveller family convicted of "completely unacceptable" slavery offences have been jailed, after a judge likened their victims' plight to that of medieval peasants.

Rooney traveller family who held ‘slaves’ in squalid conditions CAGED for 79 years

Daily Star

A TRAVELLER crime family – named Rooney – who lived extravagant lives as they forced 18 victims to work for little money have been jailed for 79 years.

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