‘Squatters are not home stealers’ – The Guardian

Posted December 4th, 2012 in housing, news, squatting by sally

“On 26 September, Alex Haigh became the first person to be jailed under section 144 of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act. His crime was one of which countless thousands of people could now be guilty: squatting. A 21-year-old from Plymouth, Haigh was arrested for living in a house in Pimlico that had been empty for over a year. He had come to London seeking work as a bricklayer; now he has a criminal record.”

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The Guardian, 3rd December 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk