Double eviction of squatters

Our local police team, in partnership with  Lambeth council, evicted squatters that were illegally occupying two addresses in Knights Hill on  27th February. Up to 50 people were residing at  210 Knight’s Hill  previously used by the South London and Maudsley NHS Trust. Squatters were also evicted from a  privately owned home.

Knight’s Hill SNT had received complainants of disturbances and anti-social behaviour from both the addresses where the squatters had held late night parties.

Officers exercised their powers under section 12a of the Criminal Law Act 1977 to remove them. The council  sought the high court order and local police officers accompanied the bailiffs to enter the addresses during an early morning raid. No arrests were made.

Inspector Bruce Whitter  said: “After listening to the concerns of the local community and by working in partnership with the council we have managed to evict those members peacefully and return the property to the rightful owners.”

If you are experiencing anti-social behaviour in your area please contact your local Safer Neighbourhood Police Team. They are ready to listen and assist. http://content.met.police.uk/Team/Lambeth/KnightsHill

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