Dale farm eviction five years on
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Dale Farm eviction: £4.3m eviction costs not recovered

Five years on since the eviction of Dale Farm began, Basildon Council says it has not recouped any of its £4.3m bill.

The site in Essex was Europe's largest traveller encampment, with about 400 people were thought to be living there illegally.

On 19 October 2011, bailiffs and riot police began clearing the site, but were met with resistance from supporters who believed travellers should be allowed to stay.

The eviction of 80 families from their illegally-built homes left 15 police officers injured and saw 45 arrests.

  • 19 Oct 2016