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.
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