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Three men charged with squatting appear in court

Three men charged with squatting in the wake of a change in the law on Saturday 1st September have appeared before Brighton magistrates.

Dirk Duputell, 29, Alistair Cannell, 22 and Tobias Sedgwick, 22 all of no fixed address and unemployed have been charged with squatting in a residential building, abstracting electricity and obstructing a police officer.

The three men who were all arrested at a property in London Road in Brighton on Monday 3 September pleaded not guilty to the charges. They were released on bail to reappear before the courts on 30 October at a hearing to commit the case to crown court.

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Three men face squatting charges

Three men charged with squatting have appeared at Brighton Magistrates' Court today. Dirk

Duputell, 29, Alistair Cannell, 22 and Tobias Sedgwick, 22 all of no fixed address and unemployed were charged with squatting in a residential building, abstracting electricity and obstructing a police officer.

They were arrested at a building in London Road, Brighton. They pleaded not guilty to the charges and were released on bail.

The next hearing will be on 30 October to commit the case to crown court.

New 'squatting laws' see men in court

Three men charged with squatting will appear at court this morning.

Dirk Duputell, 29, Alistair Cannell, 22 and Tobias Sedwick, 22 all of no fixed address and unemployed, have been charged with squatting in a residential building, abstracting electricity and obstructing a police officer.

They were arrested at a building in London Road, Brighton, last night, in what is believed to be the first raid of its kind since new anti-squatting laws came into force at the weekend.

They will appear at Brighton Magistrates this morning.

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