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Chip shop boss kept vulnerable tenants as slaves making one clean sewage without gloves and another walk barefoot before feeding them leftovers at the end of the day

  • Takeaway boss Harjit Bariana, 46, forced vulnerable tenants to work for him
  • Unscrupulous boss will be jailed after he was convicted of modern day slavery 
  • One was forced to clear out a sewage pipe without gloves, another had no shoes
  • Bariana was convicted of six modern slavery charges against four victims at Newcastle Crown Court
Harjit Bariana, known as Harry, 46, exploited local men and threatened or beat them if they did not comply, his trial at Newcastle Crown Court heard

Harjit Bariana, known as Harry, 46, exploited local men and threatened or beat them if they did not comply, his trial at Newcastle Crown Court heard

An unscrupulous takeaway boss will be jailed after he was convicted of enslaving alcoholic tenants and forcing them to work at his chip shop for free.

Harjit Bariana, 46, supplied drink and drugs to vulnerable tenants of his property in Blyth, Northumberland, and fed them leftovers rather than pay them for the hours they worked, often in grim conditions.

One was forced to clear out a sewage pipe without gloves, while another had his shoes removed and was made to walk to work barefoot, police said.

Bariana, known as Harry, exploited local men and threatened or beat them if they did not comply, his trial at Newcastle Crown Court heard.

He was convicted of six modern slavery charges against four victims and supplying diazepam, with the charges relating to a period between 2014 and 2016. He was cleared of two slavery offences and of robbery.

Bariana, who has previous convictions for handling stolen goods, selling counterfeit clothes and illegal money lending, picked his victims because they were vulnerable and faced being made homeless if they did not work for him.

Christopher Knox, prosecuting, said: 'They were in practical terms people who were at a low ebb and they were people who were easily able to be coerced and forced to work.'

The takeaway boss supplied drink and drugs to vulnerable tenants of his property in Blyth, Northumberland, and fed them leftovers rather than pay them for the hours they worked, often in grim conditions

The takeaway boss supplied drink and drugs to vulnerable tenants of his property in Blyth, Northumberland, and fed them leftovers rather than pay them for the hours they worked, often in grim conditions

Bariana owned properties in central Blyth which he rented to people who received housing benefit.

He would try to charge them extra for other services, and force them to work for it.

Bariana, of Netherton Colliery, Northumberland, told police when he was arrested that the tenants were lying.

He will be sentenced next month and was remanded in custody.

Judge Sarah Mallett denied him bail, saying: 'In the light of what I have heard about the concerns that the witnesses expressed for retribution and in the light of what I have said about the likely sentence and other consequences that will follow from that, he will have to be remanded in custody.' 

During the trial, the court heard the vulnerable men were put up in ‘multi-occupancy’ flats by the landlord Bariana, who submitted no tax returns to declare his income.

Mr Knox said the men were ‘right on the bottom’ and desperately needed the ‘roof he was providing’ and could therefore be ‘prevailed upon to do other things for him’. The proescutor added: ‘He did in some cases assault them, beat them.’

Bariana, who has previous convictions for handling stolen goods, selling counterfeit clothes and illegal money lending, picked his victims because they were vulnerable and faced being made homeless if they did not work for him (pictured: police forcing entry to his squalid home)
Bariana, who has previous convictions for handling stolen goods, selling counterfeit clothes and illegal money lending, picked his victims because they were vulnerable and faced being made homeless if they did not work for him (pictured: police forcing entry to his squalid home)

Bariana, who has previous convictions for handling stolen goods, selling counterfeit clothes and illegal money lending, picked his victims because they were vulnerable and faced being made homeless if they did not work for him (pictured: police forcing entry to his squalid home)

A 43-year-old man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, said he worked everyday for five months in the two takeaway restaurants owned by Bariana in Blyth, Northumberland, and Sunderland.

He paid him £76 housing benefit plus £20 a week from other benefits in rent for a room in poor quality accommodation which was made available after he was released from prison.

The man told the jury his first job involved working ‘all day and all night’ doing tiling work in the pizza takeaway. He also ‘opened up’ and helped serve in the chip shop, working about 10 hours a day.

He said he only had two days off in five months. On one of those he was given ‘a lot of stick’ by Bariana as he had to go to a funeral rather than work. ‘He didn’t believe I went to the funeral. I got threatened,’ h said.

A 43-year-old man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, said he worked everyday for five months. He paid £76 housing benefit plus £20 a week from other benefits in rent for a room in poor quality accommodation which was made available after he was released from prison

A 43-year-old man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, said he worked everyday for five months. He paid £76 housing benefit plus £20 a week from other benefits in rent for a room in poor quality accommodation which was made available after he was released from prison

The man said each night he was given ‘leftovers’ to eat, and a bottle of hard liquor such as whisky was handed over for a £5 charge.

The man said he suffered a broken jaw in an ‘altercation’ outside the shared flat but couldn’t remember who assaulted him. He also suffered a broken rib in a separate incident.

Drugs were also seen at the flat and the man said ‘Barry’ twice gave him free Diazepam tablets at the takeaway.

He said the residents who worked in the takeaways feared getting on the wrong side of the landlord.

A second alleged victim, who was also homeless, was given a room in Bariana¿s flat for £90 a week rent. He worked in a takeaway for three or four weeks for five days a week and about 10 hours a day without pay

A second alleged victim, who was also homeless, was given a room in Bariana’s flat for £90 a week rent. He worked in a takeaway for three or four weeks for five days a week and about 10 hours a day without pay

When someone was ‘injured’ in an incident and police investigated the man said he told officers he had fallen down stairs.

‘There was a chance it would happen to us if we didn’t,’ he said.

Asked why he worked for nothing, the man replied: ‘I had to or I wouldn’t be living there.’

The court heard another man who lived in the same flat and worked for Bariana was also mistreated.

The man was put in a bath and his belt and shoes taken off him, forcing him to walk a mile to the chip shop with bare feet.

A second alleged victim, who was also homeless, was given a room in Bariana’s flat for £90 a week rent.

He worked in a takeaway for three or four weeks for five days a week and about 10 hours a day without pay.

Instead of cash, the man said he was given two litres of cider, costing about £3, each day.

Asked about the situation he found himself in, the man added: ‘It was a hard one as I didn’t know what to do.’

Mr Knox also told the jury how one alleged victim had movements restricted by Bariana who would come to his home at night, ‘remove his clothes, in particular his trainers, so he couldn’t do off,’ before working the next day. 


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The above article, in the printed copy of the paper, also had this:

  • Chief Inspector Barron said: "People have a preconceived idea of slavery - people being trafficked into the country from abroad.  But these were white British men who had lived all or most of their lives in the North East."

So we don't just have sex slavery of young white English children, we also now have the slavery of vulnerable British men, in the UK.  But don't say anything about it, or the CPS will have you for hate speech.  Got help us.

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