Thierry Tilly
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French family speak of 'brainwashing' by conman

Members of an aristocratic French family have told how they were conned out of millions of pounds and made to live under virtual house arrest in Oxford.

Christine and Charles-Henri de Vedrines were conned out of millions of euros after being brainwashed by Thierry Tilly, who worked for the family.

In November, Tilly was jailed for eight years for false imprisonment and abusing the weakness of psychologically vulnerable persons at a trial in Bordeaux.

BBC South's Jeremy Stern went to France to meet the couple.

  • 12 Feb 2013