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Villager arrested after 'firing shot' over gypsy children intruding in garden

UK, 24.8.2010 11:25, (Telegraph)

A hunter has been arrested after a firing a warning shot over the heads of gypsy children intruding on his land next to the site of a religious festival.

Neighbours said that Christopher Bayfield had been plagued with break-ins and trespassing in the grounds his home in the village Swavesey, Cambs, in the days leading up to the incident on Thursday.

The village was described as in virtual lock-down after more than 1,000 travellers descended in 200 caravans on a 30-acre field next to Mr Bayfield’s family home for what was billed as an evangelical Christian gathering.

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By Andy Bloxham,, Paul Stokes and John Bingham
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