There’s only a single reason why the media covered this —it happened to one of the establishment.
If Tom, Dick, or Harry had instead suffered this, we’d never be hearing of it —probably happens every single day.
It’s the same with US border violence —routine as the sun rising for the Average Joe, but bend on hair of Our Betters and all the King’s Horses and Men come running.
I’ve read about other situations like this recently in the Daily Mail. This immigration official got some swift action from the local police—the people in the other stories weren’t so lucky (or well-connected).
As someone else has posted, the laws in the UK seem to favor the squatters over the landowners.