In the Media

Gypsies plan court fight to beat Asbos

PUBLISHED June 2, 2005

A council's unprecedented attempt to use anti-social behaviour orders to close illegal Travellers' sites is likely to face a court challenge if any orders are served, the Gypsy Council warned yesterday.

Travellers will be encouraged to bring test cases against the Labour-run authority in West Yorkshire, which could halt the gradual spread of the orders, which are temptingly rapid, convenient and do not require criminal court standards of proof.