gypsies had slaves in camp

Police yesterday rescued 24 young men who were being held and made to work as slaves.

They were found at a Gypsy caravan site when 200 police raided the camp and found the men, 4 men have been charged with the crime.

The men, all from the same family of gypsies, are charged with conspiracy to holding a person in servitude and requiring them to perform forced labour.

The Crown Prosecution Service named the men charged as Tommy Connors, 30, Patrick Connors, 19, James (Big Jim) Connors, 34, and James (Jimmy) Connors, 23, all of Greenacres caravan site, in Great Billington, Leighton Buzzard.

How can this go on to-day, someone must have seen them coming and going from the camp.

Some of them had been living and working there in a state of virtual slavery, some for just a few weeks and others for up to 15 years.

They’re recruited and told if you come here we’ll pay you £80 ($125, 95 euros) a day, we’ll look after you give you board and lodgings.

But when they get here, their hair is cut off them, they’re kept in, in some cases  horseboxes, dog kennels and old caravans, made to work for no money, given very, very small amounts of food.

You can read the full yahoo news story here and here

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27 responses to “gypsies had slaves in camp

  1. Sick, just plain sick! 😡

  2. I thought the usa had a very strick jail sentence policy.
    A muslim was trying to get others to go to train as bombers in Pakistan it was all caught on type, he got LIFE, but to serve at least 9 years, i say again total crap.

    • The problem here comes down to a lack of money to pay for the politicians grandiose plans. With all their “wars on this” and “wars on that,” we end up with so many people in jail that we have to find excuses to let some out just to make room. What a joke!

  3. Incredible that it still goes on and that people don’t speak up – there is no way someone didn’t know what was happening – but it’s the old adage- it’s not my business…

  4. I read this and found it astounding how this could happen, why wouldn’t they make a break for it and run!? I sure as hell wouldn’t be treated this way without doing something to escape.

    I don’t know how they kept them there though it said they made them work as far as Scandinavia! Totally disgusting, they must have got them there illegally because the first sign of authority I’d be squealing to them like a pig. No doubt they’ll get a piss poor sentence, it is England afterall.

    • Hi Pete thanks for your visit, there were 4 people who ” looked after ” but there were about 100 gypsies or more in the camp, and they would not think twice about killing you. I agree about the sentence.

  5. These sort of things make my blood boil – I can’t stand any form of abuse or cruelty. Nothing ever changes, things just take on a new guise – I expect this will still be going on somewhere in some way for many, many years.

  6. This kind of recruitment policy is seen in the construction companies of Dubai also where laborers are brought from India and Pakistan initially with the promise of huge wages but are the made to live in labor camps barely earning enough to provide for their family back home. It is just sick how these people can have the heart to do this to another human.

  7. Why didn’t the TWENTY overpower the FOUR???

  8. Hi Sara, building work, picking crops any work the gypsies could find, no matter where it was.
    You would spot them around Belfast now and again but we just tell them to go away.

    Edit:- did you not read my last post 🙂

  9. Granny, what are we going to do with you 🙂 you did’nt read the links.

    They were in a gypsy camp with maybe 100+ gypsies, but they had 4 minders, who might have killed them. 😉

  10. They were also vulnerable adults – needing care and attention not this type of abuse.

    What shakes me is that people living near by did nothing. We don’t know, of course, how well hidden these people were kept but I do wonder……. As a society we turn a blind eye. And we shouldn’t.

  11. Guilty as charged…I didn’t read the links…I’ll go to the naughty corner.

  12. Thanks for your visit Caroline, it is a case of a blind eye, i don’t want to know, mind my own.

  13. I read abut this. As you say it is really shocking

  14. I read about this also, it doesn’t bear thinking about, how many more are there? x

  15. By the way I only came back to see the wiggle lmao x

  16. Somehow I missed this. Sorry. Mostly I’m sorry to hear of such a lack of respect for human life. It’s just awful how people treat people… 😐

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