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Prosecution to appeal over 'unduly lenient' sentences
7:00am Wednesday 13th February 2013 in News
A Bradford man and members of the same traveller family who lived a luxurious lifestyle at the expense of vulnerable men forced to work for a pittance received “unduly lenient” sentences according to the prosecution team which is to appeal against the terms given.
Miles Connors, 24, of Mary Street, off Bowling Back Lane, Bradford, received a three-year prison sentence for his part in the conspiracy.
His father-in-law William Connors, 52, was jailed for six and a half years and mother-in law Mary, 48, received a sentence of two years and three months.
The couple’s son, John, 29, was jailed for four years. Their other son James, 20, got three years detention in a young offender institution.
They were all convicted in December at Bristol Crown Court of conspiracy to require a person to perform forced or compulsory labour between 2010 and 2011 following a three-month trial.
An appeal in respect of all the defendants except Mary Connors will be heard at the Royal Courts of Justice.