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Disabled father fights council eviction

by Dave Sewell
Issue No. 2459

The last remaining family on the Sweets Way estate in Barnet, north London, fought eviction in court last Monday.

Protesters rallied to support them outside the Royal Courts of Justice in central London. 

The father Mostafa is disabled with a spinal injury from heavy lifting in his former job as a carer. Now he struggles to stand up and cannot leave the house unassisted.

In March the family won a previous case against Barnet Council by arguing that the eviction process didn’t take this disability into account.

The rest of the 142 homes on Sweets Way have now been emptied, and some of their residents sent out of London. The council wants to demolish the estate for redevelopment.

Residents and supporters are set to protest outside Barnet Council’s meeting in Hendon Town Hall on Monday of next week at 6.30pm.

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Tue 23 Jun 2015, 16:07 BST
Issue No. 2459
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