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Three in court in squat arrests

Police stormed a squat last night in Brighton, in what is believed to be the first raid of its kind since new anti-squatting laws came into force. Three were arrested.

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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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