Friday, June 13, 2008

Lofty problem

A family moved into their new home only to discover 12 illegal immigrants living in the roof. Lee Bradley was inspecting the loft of his rented terraced house when he made the shock discovery.

Under the roof, a colony of Kosovan migrants had knocked down the wall between his house and the two adjoining properties to create living space for several families.

They had even brought in several deck chairs and a cupboard and the floor was littered with children's toys. The migrants - including a baby - had also managed to install a light in the roof and there were several boxes containing their belongings.

Mr Bradley, a father-of-four, called the police but within 20 minutes the immigrants had fled the property in West Bromwich in the Midlands.

Mr Bradley, who had just moved in with his wife Caroline, 32, and their children, told The Sun:

"I decided to look in the loft space and popped my head through the hatch. There was a light dangling from the roof and about a dozen people - men, women and a baby who started to cry when she saw me. They were eating sandwiches and just stared back at me. I was scared and shut the hatch straight away. The police were here within 20 minutes but the people had gone. They'd taken their mattresses and bedding but left behind a table, chairs and toys. The police think they're illegal Kosovan immigrants but God knows where they are now - they just vanished."

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