South East Wales

Daniel and David Doran deny forced labour charges

Police at the scene of the raid at Cariad Farm, Peterstone
Image caption Police at the scene of the raid at Cariad Farm, Peterstone

A father and son have both denied forcing a man to work at their farm.

Daniel Doran, 67, and David Doran, 42, were arrested following a police raid at Cariad Farm in Peterstone, near Newport, last year.

It came after a man, missing since 2000, was found living at the same site six months beforehand.

Appearing at Cardiff Crown Court, Doran senior and junior both denied a charge of requiring a man to perform forced or compulsory labour over three years.

The charges relate to the period between 6 April 2010 and 1 March 2013.

Proceedings were adjourned until 17 February, when a case management hearing will take place.

Both men have been released on bail.