A father and son was jailed to the Luton Crown Court after they are accused of servitude, charges in assault and forced labor to defenseless individuals. Tommy Connors Sr., at the age of 53 was imprisoned for right years while his son Patrick, 21 was incarcerated for five years in Luton Crown Court. The two men from Bedfordshire were sentenced last July. In a different case, a judge was relieved from the trial after he failed to announce the decisions and press charges against the two men including James Connors and Tommy Jr.
The Luton Crown Court judge unsuccessfully came into a decision to the charges pressed up against them two days after the deliberation. Judge Michael Kay stated after reaching the verdict that Tommy Connors Sr. have enslaved people who are addicted, vagrant and alone. The men were recruited in the streets and promised of paid jobs, food and homes. He added that for a couple of years, a number of workers were forced to work and are threatened if they will leave. Many had managed to escape but there are a few who feared and lack the courage to run away. For Patrick Connors he was conceded of keeping helpless people and mistreating them which he was accustomed to.
Workers were staying on the Green Acres site at Little Billington near Leighton Buzzard, the judge heard from the trial held last year. The suspects were found guilty of the offences of slavery, force labor, and human assault on Tuesday. Earlier this year, the trial started with the two suspects including Tommy’s two other sons Tommy Jr. and James. The four pleaded none guilty of the charges pressed up against them. The daughter of Tommy Sr. and her husband were also convicted for 11 years for the same charges.