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British ‘gypsy’, 26, charged with assault and reckless driving in New Zealand

Matriarch Barbara Doran says the family are ‘very frightened, honestly’

THE MATRIARCH 

The matriarch of the unruly clan being hunted by outraged Facebook vigilantes is grandmother Barbara Doran, 55.  

Mrs Doran has told Daily Mail Australia that she is too scared to sleep at night. 

The family feel they are being ‘tortured’ by the public and insist they have done nothing wrong. 

‘I’m very, very frightened, honestly,’ Mrs Doran said.

THE FAMILY SPOKESMAN

Family spokesman Joe Doran

Family spokesman Joe Doran

Her son, Joe Doran, has become the family’s number one spokesman, sparring with media at different sites across the country.  

Social media vigilantes tracking the family across New Zealand have dubbed Mr Doran ‘Honest John’. 

That’s because he has repeatedly given his name to reporters as ‘John Johnson’. 

THE SPOKESMAN’S WIFE

Joe’s wife is Miley Doran and pictures on Facebook show the couple dancing happily at their wedding in 2017.

THE RED BULL THIEF

Tina Marie Cash faced a New Zealand court last week and pleaded guilty to theft charges relating to a stolen Red Bull, rope and sunglasses.

WHERE ARE THEY FROM?  

The family has lived in various caravan parks around the East Midlands in the UK. 

Neighbours who say the family lived on the Washingborough Road caravan site in Lincoln say Joe Doran left the area two years ago ‘to escape trouble’.

He is believed to have then moved to a second site in Bitteswell, Leicestershire, where he lived for a brief period.

A neighbour, who knows the family, told MailOnline: ‘We are family and we stick together. 

‘Everything that’s been said about them in New Zealand isn’t true. They are a good family.’ 

One member of the family has bizarrely claimed they are related to Britain’s 10th richest man. 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk