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Forced labour victim was 'scared of being hurt'

ITV News Correspondent Rupert Evelyn reports from Cardiff Crown court:


Forced labour victim was made to wash in a trough

Cardiff Crown Court is hearing evidence in the sentencing of David Doran, 42, who has pleaded guilty to forcing a man, Darrell Simester, to perform unpaid labour for 13 years.

ITV News Correspondent Rupert Evelyn reports:

British woman dies during cosmetic surgery in Thailand

A British woman has died at a clinic in Thailand after undergoing cosmetic surgery.

The 24-year-old stopped breathing after being given anesthetic during the operation.

Police outside the clinic in Bangkok where a British woman died. Credit: APTN

A doctor has been arrested amid claims he was not qualified to carry out cosmetic surgery, a Thai health official said.

A Foreign and Commonwealth Office spokesperson told ITV News: "We were informed of the death of a British national in Thailand on 23 October.

"We stand ready to provide assistance."


George Osborne: 'Critical' time for the UK economy

Chancellor George Osborne says the UK is at a "critical moment", with the economy facing the dual threat of a slowing eurozone and instability in global markets.

He claimed failing to follow through with the Government's economic policies would see a return to the "chaos and instability of the past".

Ed Balls: GDP figures show a 'concerning slowdown'

Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls says today's GDP figures show a "concerning slowdown" in the economy.

He also claimed several areas of the economy were performing poorly.

Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls. Credit: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

“For all George Osborne's claims that the economy is fixed most people are still not feeling the recovery. Working people are over £1600 a year worse off since 2010 and these figures now show a concerning slowdown in economic growth too.

“Under this government house building is it at its lowest level since the 1920s, business investment is lagging behind our competitors and exports are way off target," Mr Balls added.

Farage: Cameron 'in real political trouble' over EU budget

Nigel Farage said an increased EU budget contribution is "outrageous". Credit: PA

Ukip leader Nigel Farage said:

David Cameron once claimed that he had reduced the EU budget - but the UK contribution went up - and now, quite incredibly, our contribution goes up a second time. It's just outrageous.

The EU is like a thirsty vampire feasting on UK taxpayers' blood. We need to protect the innocent victims, who are us.

– Nigel Farage

Mr Farage told the Press Association that Mr Cameron is in "real political trouble".

Yes, it's outrageous, but that's how the European Union works.

He's in a very weak position. He can do nothing about this.

And I think, really, he's now being pushed into a position where, unless he brings forward his referendum promise, I think he's in real political trouble.

– Nigel Farage
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Farm owner due to be sentenced on forced labour charge

David Daniel Doran Credit: Gwent Police

Farm owner David Daniel Doran, also known as Daniel Doran Junior, will be sentenced today on a forced labour charge.

He pleaded guilty to forcing a vulnerable man to work for him for more than 13 years without pay.

The court heard how Darrell Simester was found in an "appalling" state on Cariad Farm near Newport last year.

The former warehouse worker said he worked 15-hour days without pay and was made to live in a rat-infested shed for a decade.

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