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July 7, 2020

A BRITISH car dealer has been named as a key member of a gang of travellers known as the "Bitumeurs Anglais" who are said to have conned French pensioners out of up to £4 million through an organised asphalt scam.
Bertie Lee, 57, from Morecambe, is fighting extradition...

May 10, 2020

Rifle-wielding police stormed a sleepy village pub after fighting broke out between travellers during a lockdown "lock-in".

The White Horse, in Otham, near Maidstone, Kent, was surrounded by several armed police units in scenes that shocked residents of the rural villag...

September 20, 2019

COLLAPSED: Patrick Nolan was charged over alleged attack but the CPS offered no evidence 

A PROSECUTION against three travellers accused of attacking a man with a hatchet, baseball bat and imitation firearm collapsed after the CPS offered no evidence.

Michael Doran, 30,...

July 7, 2019

APPEAL: Sheridan (left) with Corin and Vanessa Redgrave (EN&I)

THE former leader of the Dale Farm travellers, who was backed by actress Vanessa Redgrave, is facing a different sort of High Court battle after Home Secretary Sajid Javid ordered his extradition to the US.

May 17, 2019

HEARING: The case was heard at Westminster (MoJ) 

TWO alleged members of the 'Rathkeale Rovers' Traveller gang are facing extradition to the Netherlands accused of being part of the criminal network.
Richard Slattery, 34, and Daniel Sheridan, 26, appeared at Westmi...

May 17, 2019

QUAINT: The sleepy town of Rathkeale is home to a huge population of travellers (YouTube) 

A POLICE corruption probe concerning the Irish Traveller 'Rathkeale Rovers' gang was yesterday widened after three gardai were arrested.
Two of the officers were arrested on suspi...

March 4, 2019

JAILED: Sam Vinden was sentenced to 12 years in prison

A FORMER freemason, who broke a woman’s arm and a leg with a crowbar during an attempted burglary, was today jailed for 12 years.
Sam Vinden, 45, who admitted the violent aggravated burglary, which also saw the woma...

February 2, 2019

SPECIALIST: The judge will consider a psychiatric report on Vinden (above) (Pic: Jon Austin) 

THE sentencing of a former freemason who broke a woman’s arm and a leg with a crowbar during an attempted burglary has been delayed for several weeks.
Sam Vinden, 45, who admit...

January 11, 2019

SICK: Man holds up dead fox and the dog that may have killed it 

TRAVELLERS have posted "sick and chilling" images of kills from illegal blood sports on Facebook, sometimes with young children holding the bodies.

Mutilated bodies of hares and foxes that have been killed...

December 7, 2018

SCENE: Higgs stole lager from the Co-op at the Texaco services in Braintree 

A SERIAL fuel thief has escaped with a just £200 fine.

Mark Higgs, 36, from the Hovefields Avenue traveller site in Wickford, Essex, admitted at Basildon Magistrates Court to making off without...

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