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: 09/12/2017 - 16:54

Nine relatives who ran a modern-day slavery ring for nearly three decades have been sentenced to a total of 79 years in jail.

The Rooneys ran a driveway resurfacing company in Lincolnshire in England and forced vulnerable people to work for little wages, while living in squalid conditions.

The family's head, Martin Rooney Senior, got ten years.

Two of his sons received 15-year terms.

Janine Smith is from the Crown Prosecution Service in the UK:

16smith-slavery-clip-ar-.mp3, by Ciara Plunkett

 

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