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Newport 'slave case' victim: 'I wished he'd got 13 years'

A man who was kept as a slave on a farm near Cardiff for 13 years has told BBC Wales about the appalling conditions he lived in.

In his first broadcast interview, Darrell Simester describes life on Cariad Farm, where he worked up to 15-hours-a-day without any pay.

His family also describe their 13 years of searching for him - and the emotional reunion they'd always hoped for.

Mr Simister told of how he had missed his family - but how we wished farmer, David Daniel Doran, jailed for four-and-a-half years for making him perform forced or compulsory labour, had been sentenced to longer.

"I wished he'd have got 13 years for what I'd gone through," he told BBC Wales' Week In Week Out.

Meanwhile his parents Tony and Jean describe the moment they were reunited with him.

  • 04 Nov 2014
  • From the section Wales
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