SQUALID ‘PRISON’ OF THE GYPSY CAMP ‘SLAVES’ Pho­tos show con­di­tions in which 24 men were forced to live

Midweek Sport - - FRONT PAGE - By SI­MON DEAN

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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