7 members of same Lincolnshire family convicted of running slavery ring

The Rooneys kept 18 vulnerable men as slaves in squalid caravans

They forced vulnerable people to work for little or no wages while they splurged on luxury holidays and cosmetic surgery

11 members of the same family, 7 of whom are from Lincolnshire, have been found guilty of modern day slavery.

They kept 18 vulnerable men as slaves in caravans without electricity or water on their farm at Drinsey Nook near Saxilby.

They preyed on men across the country with mental health issues, learning disabilities and addictions.

They were made to do manual labour for the Rooney family's company being paid with tobacco or alcohol.

In one of the larges investigations of its kind in the UK police found they were often only fed leftovers from the family meals and were assaulted and threatened with violence.

All 11 will be be sentenced next month. Two other members of the Rooney gang were cleared.

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