Sidney Connell was a relative of Jed Connell and a member of the notorious Connell family. In April 1996, Home Farm worker Nick Bates was embroiled in a war with Sidney and Jed as they kept on poaching. Nick shot Jed dead by accident with a shotgun in front of Sidney. Even though Nick was caught and imprisoned, Sidney and his family terrorised Nick's sister Kathy Tate and her niece Alice Bates. They flooded Kathy's tea rooms and even set light to it when kathy, Alice and Kathy's mother Caroline Bates were inside. One night in The Woolpack car park, Kathy's boyfriend Sean Rossi pinned Sidney down onto his car and warned him to back off or he would kill him. Sidney then left Kathy and her family alone forever.