Almost £500,000 of taxpayers’ money was spent on providing legal aid for a family of travellers who were found guilty of keeping a private workforce, a Freedom of Information request has revealed.
The BBC reports:
A family of travellers who were found guilty of forced labour were given nearly £500,000 in legal support.
Five members of the Connors family were jailed last December after being found guilty of keeping a private workforce.
A Freedom of Information request revealed that £461,363 was paid defending the family, including during a three-month trial.