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Dale Farm faces further threats

Issue No. 2287

Tory-run Basildon council has stepped up its campaign against Travellers at the Dale Farm site in Essex.

It now wants to evict families from a legal site on grounds of “overcrowding”. Yet the families have only moved there because they were forcibly evicted from other areas of the Traveller site.

Separately it has been revealed that the policing operation to clear 80 families out of Dale Farm in November cost almost £2.4 million.

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Tue 24 Jan 2012, 18:08 GMT
Issue No. 2287
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