Thursday, September 23, 2010

How migrants make such great headlines

HOW MIGRANTS SNATCHED OUR HOMES

A GANG of Lithuanian squatters is behind a terrifying scam in which people’s homes are seized and locks changed while they are out, it has emerged. The illegal tenants have been holed up in one property for at least five months and the authorities are powerless to evict them without a court order. In another case, an elderly man took his dogs for a walk and returned home to find the Lithuanian gang had moved in and were throwing all his possessions out of the window and into his front garden. Tenants have been told the police are powerless to act as the occupation of their homes is a civil matter.

Posted by drewster @ 01:34 AM (2620 views)
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16 thoughts on “How migrants make such great headlines

  • Putting aside the tone of the headline, is the substance of the article correct? It does seem to be ridiculous that a home can be occupied in the manner described.

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  • There’s any number of things the police could have arrested them for, but they are trained to dismiss this sort of thing as ‘civil’. In trading standards land, it’s only within the last few years we’ve managed to convince them that bashing up old ladies drives then driving them to the bank in their pyjamas to withdraw their life savings under duress isn’t ‘civil’.

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  • So breaking in and entering, plus damaging this guys possesions is a civil case? Burlary must be a doddle.

    Much more profitable to fine motorists that you know will pay the fine.

    Police = revenue collectors. A disgrace to what once was a mutually respectful public service.

    Too many stories like this coming out of Arizona but of a far more serious nature. The same police attitude.

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  • Cue Cherie Blair……defend the civil rights of the Lithuanian gangs using taxpayer’s money via legal aid…….(only joking, as if such a thing could happen).

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  • The system so needs changing. There should be a way to deal with situations like this immediately.
    Good old Gordo, letting all and sundry into the country legally and letting illegals roam freely.

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  • I dunno…? It seems like a reasonable thing to do with many of the investment properties in Cornwall

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  • I know this sort of thing does happen as my sister fell victim to a similar scam. Someone got into her home while she was away, changed the locks and then posed as a bogus landlord. Her house was up for sale at the time; fortunately her estate agent informed her that he had been unable to gain entry to the property and she was able to call in a locksmith immediately. It was obvious that someone had been living in the house, but luckily the ‘tenant’ wasn’t there when she got back inside. A while later, she drove home to be greeted by an irate Chinese gentleman who thought he was a legitimate tenant and couldn’t understand why she was there and why his keys didn’t work …

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  • quiet guy,

    Here’s a similar story from earlier this year:

    Evening Standard: Squatters demand £3,000 from family to leave home

    A family today told how they were locked out by squatters after leaving their north London home for three days.

    Abu-Taher Ahmed, 68, and his wife and four children came home to find their house in Tottenham taken over by eight Romanians who refused to let them in as they sipped champagne, sunbathed and threw a party. They had even installed their own satellite dish.

    The family were staying with Mrs Ahmed’s parents while work was done on the house. Mr Ahmed, an IT consultant, said: “The longest I left the house empty was three days. I went back to meet the plumber and I couldn’t get in.

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  • A civil matter? – doesnt sound very civil to me.

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  • 6. greenmind

    So a civil war would be a civil matter?

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  • Is breaking and entering into someone’s home really a civil matter? If nothing else then the police should be able to arrest the new “occupants” for that offence! I think this is either a non-story (a lie) or the police are taking the mick.

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  • civil matter, bull, its only a civil matter to the pigs when EU are involved. it makes me mad when i see them drive some real wrecks round my town and the police dont touch them. though the minute you dont pay one of the bull$hit taxes in this country theyll be straight round to pick you up. bring on the spending cuts.

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  • What about breaking and entering??

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  • @drewster

    My faith in English justice has been a bit dented by this. Definitely an effective provocative headline.

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  • Poor Ginger, what a selfish guy

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  • 15. quiet guy said…@drewster

    “My faith in English justice has been a bit dented by this. Definitely an effective provocative headline.”

    My faith in justice went years ago, when I discovered it works on an annual budget. I have since learnt of many more things that have

    blown my faith in the system clean out of the water. Who are the real criminals? Now I know, beyond a doubt.

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