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VIDEO: Man jailed for keeping “slave”

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CCTV footage showing David Rooke and other members of the Rooke family attacking Craig Kinsella on the drive of Rooke’s Sheffield home.

An ice cream business owner who kept a vulnerable man like a “slave” has been jailed for six-and-a-half years by a judge who said it was “staggering” this could happen in modern society.

David Rooke forced Craig Kinsella, 34, to live in a garage where he suffered regular beatings and ended up scavenging for food in bins, Sheffield Crown Court heard.

Rooke, 44, admitted falsely imprisoning and attacking Mr Kinsella and was jailed along with his wife Donna, 40, and son Jamie, 19.

CCTV footage of various members of the Rooke family assaulting Mr Kinsella was shown to Judge Peter Kelson QC who said it was impossible to watch without wincing.

 

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