VILLAGERS in North Curry claim that police have advised them not to look out of their windows after gypsies on an illegal site complained their privacy was being invaded.

The lives of Julia Tibbs and Hilary Harris were turned upside down when Romany gypsies descended on the field next to their house -- and now they say they have been told that gazing out of their windows could be seen as provocative.

Villagers were upset and angry last October when a group of gypsies descended onto a six-acre field in Oxen Lane, North Curry.

For the full story, see this week's Somerset County Gazette.