Newport father and son will face slavery trial in autumn

Father and son Daniel Doran, 65, and David Doran, 41, were told today at Cardiff Crown Court they will face trial over alleged slavery in the autumn

Father and son Daniel Doran, 65, and David Doran, 41, were told today at Cardiff Crown Court they will face trial over alleged slavery in the autumn

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A JUDGE has put back the opening of a trial of two men alleged to have enslaved a man to the autumn.

Daniel Doran, 65, and his son David Doran, 41, are charged with holding a man captive and enslaving him over more than a decade.

The trial was due to open on March 17 but today Cardiff Judge Neil Bidder, QC, set a new trial date for September 15.

The Dorans, of Cariad Farm, off Wentloog Avenue, Peterstone, appeared on bail at Cardiff Crown Court today [February 17].

The trial is expected to last 25 court days, Judge Bidder said.

David Doran is charged with one count of false imprisonment against Darell Simester in Newport between August 8, 2000, and March 1, 2013.

He is charged with conspiring to hold Mr Simester in slavery in Newport between April 6, 2010, and March 1, 2013.

He is also charged with conspiring to require Mr Simester to do forced labour in Newport between April 6, 2012, and March 1, 2013.

Daniel Doran is charged with false imprisonment against Mr Simester in Newport between August 10, 2000, and March 1, 2013.

He is charged with conspiring to hold Mr Simester in slavery in Newport between April 4, 2010, and March 1, 2013.

He is also charged with conspiring to require Mr Simester to perform forced labour in Newport between April 6, 2010, and March 1, 2013.

Judge Bidder granted the two defendants bail.

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