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Man 'forced to work without pay' for 13 years



BBC News - Man 'forced to work without pay' for 13 years

Man 'forced to work without pay' for 13 years

A father and son forced a vulnerable man to work unpaid at their farm every day for 13 years, a court has heard.

Darell Simester, 44, had to work 15-hour-days living in squalid conditions at Cariad Farm at Peterstone near Newport, heard a jury.

His family struggled to recognise him when they tracked him down in a "horrific state" with a chest infection, a hernia and calloused feet.

The trial at Cardiff Crown Court is expected to last up to six weeks.

Daniel Doran, 67, and 42-year-old David Daniel Doran deny charges of requiring Mr Simester to perform forced or compulsory labour between 2010 and 2013.

The family of Mr Simester, from Kidderminster, Worcestershire, had not known of his whereabouts since 2000.