A farm owner has pleaded guilty to forcing a vulnerable man to work for him for more than 13 years.
David Daniel Doran, 42, has been on trial at Cardiff Crown Court for the past three weeks on a compulsory labour charge alongside his father Dan Doran, 67.
But today Doran junior changed his plea - resulting in the prosecution dropping the case against the elder defendant.
The court has previously heard that missing Kidderminster man 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.
His parents Jean and Tony said their 44-year-old son looked more like a man in his nineties and later found he had a massive hernia protruding from his groin.
The father of a man allegedly forced to work on a farm for 13 years has told a court that he didn't recognise his son when reunited.Read the full story ›
Police are appealing for the public’s help after an eight week old puppy was stolen from a property on Cherry Orchard in Kidderminster.
The theft happened between 8.30am and 10.30am on September 30.
The puppy, named Peaches - a Rottweiler and Bull Mastiff crossed breed - was stolen from the property, which was locked and secure.
Peaches is described as brown with black fur down her back.
The brother of a man who was allegedly forced to work without pay for 13 years describes the conditions on the farm where he lived.Read the full story ›
A man allegedly forced work for 13 years in squalid conditions has denied telling police that the caravan where he slept was "fine."Read the full story ›
A vulnerable missing man from Kidderminster was forced to work 15-hour days with no pay for 13 years, a trial has heard.Read the full story ›
A man who was allegedly forced to work without pay told a court today he worked 15-hour days and only had a horse trough to wash in.Read the full story ›
A couple who run a dance and fitness centre in Kidderminster say they are devastated after thieves broke in and stole thousands of pounds worth of equipment.
Kerry and Ges Morris say the children who attend M&M Dance studio are scared the burglars will return.
78-year-old Horace Brookes is missing from his home in Wolverley, Kidderminster. He's 5ft 10", wearing beige trousers & brown shoes. 1/2
If you think you may have seen Horace in the Wolverley area this afternoon please call us on 101. 2/2
A man has been rescued after becoming impaled on his bicycle handles - through his groin.
Fire crews in Kidderminster were called to the scene after the handlebars became lodged in the cyclist after a crash shortly before 9pm this evening.