Two people have been jailed after their poor treatment of a 31-year-old man in Bristol. 

Ion Boboc, 26, and Christiana Tudor-Dobre, 24, were previously found guilty by a jury of requiring a person to perform forced or compulsory labour and fraud.

Boboc was jailed for four years and two months, while Tudor-Dobre received a three year and seven month sentence.

The victim was a vulnerable man who slept in a cupboard under the stairs at their home.

He told officers he regarded the defendants as ‘family’. However he said he was not allowed to use the bathroom or the kitchen table. He ate and washed himself, his clothes and his dishes outside. Witnesses reported seeing him drinking from a hosepipe in the garden.

The victim is now is a place of safety being offered support.

In a statement, Avon & Somerset Police said: "The public play a huge role in the fight to tackle this sort of exploitation.

"Community information could be vital. You can report information on suspected modern slavery via 101, online here or anonymously through the Modern Slavery Helpline on 08000 121 700."