Basildon Council leader Tony Ball
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Dale Farm: 'What we're doing is the right thing'

Bricks and debris were thrown at police as they moved in to prepare the way for bailiffs clearing the illegal part of the UK's largest travellers' site.

Officers in riot gear entered the site after breaking down a rear fence just after 07:00 BST, prompting angry scenes.

Basildon Council leader Tony Ball said he did not want to take such action, but "I'm absolutely clear... that actually what we're doing is the right thing".

  • 19 Oct 2011
  • From the section UK
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