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February 6th 2017
 

A 10ft wooden barrier has been put up outside a former branch of BHS in an apparent bid to stop homeless people sleeping there.

The wall was constructed in the doorway outside the shop on South Street in Exeter, Devon, the Metro reported in January. Workers at the site said it was to stop rough sleepers who had started gathering there since the chain’s collapse in August last year.

It is understood that Duff and Phelps, administrators for BHS, employed a firm from Dartford in Kent to travel nearly 200 miles to the city to erect a wall under instruction from the local authority. Shortly before the barrier was built, the rough sleepers were removed from the building.

A spokesman for Exeter City Council said it was done in response to complaints about anti-social behaviour.

 
 
 

February/March 2017

 

Contents

Focus: round in circles

Squatters fight back

Veteran issue

“Never give up...”

Stop street deaths

Glasgow Homeless services “at risk”

Street violence now worse

Homeless village progress

Meet the team

Burger PR doesn't please Pope

Baby dies in US cold snap

Rise in child homelessness

Homeless fenced off

 

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