'Devoid of all humanity' - Pavee Point 'appalled' at Irish traveller family who ran modern slavery ring
Rooney family exploited homeless and vulnerable men, who lived in constant fear of violence, judge says
The gang, described as "chilling in their mercilessness", forced victims to live in squalor.
Members of a notorious traveller family have been sentenced for running a modern-day slave camp.
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”…
Martin Rooney (57), who has Irish connections, was convicted of forced labour offence
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 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.
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.