SQUALID ‘PRISON’ OF THE GYPSY CAMP ‘SLAVES’ Photos show conditions in which 24 men were forced to live
The charges relate to four alleged victims who were removed from the site after a police raid on Sunday.
Prosecutor Ben Gumpert made an application to District Judge Leigh Smith that the four victims should not be named.
The court heard the alleged victims were required to undertake work such as ground work, block paving, resurfacing and re-tiling for little or no pay.
Wives and girlfriends of the four accused burst into tears as the men were brought into the dock, and many continued to sob quietly during the hearing.
The four men – who, apart from Jimmy Connors, are all of a heavy build – spoke only to confirm their name, age and address and to tell the court they understood the charges.
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