Christopher James Blakeney

  • Gangmaster ordered to pay £45,000 compensation

    Unlicensed gangmaster, Christopher James Blakeney, of Conock, Devizes, has been handed a 12-month prison sentence suspended for two years and has been ordered to pay £45,000 in direct compensation to the workers he supplied illegally. The Wiltshire-based recruitment consultant systematically exploited around 60 Filipino workers and illegally supplied them to dairy farms across the UK. However, the chief executive of the Gangmaster Licensing Authority (GLA), Paul Broadbent, says the sentence imposed does not "fit the crime", given ...

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