Dale Farm resident Kathleen McCarthy
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Dale Farm residents celebrate High Court 'win'

Residents on the UK's largest illegal travellers' site have won a temporary reprieve in their battle to stay.

A High Court judge ruled travellers at Dale Farm in Essex were entitled to an extension of an injunction stopping their evictions.

He adjourned the case until Thursday saying the courts needed first to rule on the legality of their removal.

Basildon Council has been involved in a 10-year battle to clear 51 illegal plots from the site.

Kathleen McCarthy, a resident at the site, welcomed the decision.

  • 26 Sep 2011
  • From the section UK
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