SLAVERY PROBE: Three charged
7:00pm Wednesday 25th September 2013 in News
THREE men have been charged in the wake of the investigation into slavery in Gwent.
The Crown Prosecution Service confirmed that there is “sufficient evidence” to charge Thomas Doran, 36, Daniel Doran, 66, and David Daniel Doran, 42.
All three have been charged with false imprisonment, conspiracy to hold a person in servitude and conspiracy to require a person to perform forced or compulsory labour.
Thomas Doran has also been charged with kidnapping.
The three will appear in Cwmbran Magistrates' Court in the morning.
Catrin Evans, head of the Crown Prosecution Services' complex casework unit, said: “The Crown Prosecution Service has been working alongside Gwent Police as their investigations under Operation Imperial, an anti-slavery operation set up to investigate allegations of mistreatment, have progressed. In particular, we have been offering advice and guidance to the police since four suspects were arrested on Monday.
“I have now carried out a review of the evidence gathered by Gwent Police in relation to three of these suspects. My review has been carried out under the threshold test of the Code for Crown Prosecutors.
The 42-year-old woman arrested in connection with the investigation has been bailed pending further enquiries
Detective Superintendent Paul Griffiths said: “Whilst this is a welcome development, this fast moving investigation continues and officers remain at the site in the Marshfield area.
“Again I would appeal for anyone who may have any information which could be of assistance to contact the Police on 101 quoting log 66 23/09/13 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
The three men from the St Bride’s area arrested yesterday on suspicion of slavery and servitude offences are still in custody.