We need your help now

Support from readers like you keeps The Journal open.

You are visiting us because we have something you value. Independent, unbiased news that tells the truth. Advertising revenue goes some way to support our mission, but this year it has not been enough.

If you've seen value in our reporting, please contribute what you can, so we can continue to produce accurate and meaningful journalism. For everyone who needs it.

A sign at the Green Acres caravan site, which was raided by police on Sunday Steve Parsons/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Pregnant woman is latest to face slavery charges over UK site

Josie Connors, 30, is the fifth to be charged with slavery offences after a police raid on Sunday.

A PREGNANT WOMAN has been charged with slavery offences over grim discoveries made at a Traveller site north of London.

Josie Connors faces four charges after police raided the Green Acres site in Bedfordshire on Sunday. The BBC reports that Ms Connors, 30, appeared in court yesterday and has been bailed until September 22.

Four men have already been charged after police made arrests. The Irish Times reports that Ms Connors is the wife of one of the men.

Twenty-four British and Eastern European men were found living in squalid and cramped conditions at the site. However, the investigation has faced controversy, with nine of those reportedly refusing to co-operate with police. One told the Guardian earlier this week that “plenty of men” at the site were there voluntarily, and were being paid.

Read more: Four charged over alleged slavery on UK traveller site>

Readers like you are keeping these stories free for everyone...
A mix of advertising and supporting contributions helps keep paywalls away from valuable information like this article. Over 5,000 readers like you have already stepped up and support us with a monthly payment or a once-off donation.

Your Voice
Readers Comments
    Submit a report
    Please help us understand how this comment violates our community guidelines.
    Thank you for the feedback
    Your feedback has been sent to our team for review.