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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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.

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