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An old kidnapping

May 22nd 2009
An investigation by a local paper has revealed that three years ago a homeless man was forced to throw himself from a moving van as it sped down the A127, after being held against his will by his bosses. According to the Essex-based Echo, the man, known as Snowy, was living rough in London when offered labouring work. However, after moving to Essex, the man was reportedly assaulted and tried to flee the following day, before being bundled into a van near Billericay. He jumped from the moving vehicle and drew the attention of motorists, who called the police. Despite being interviewed by police, the man has not been seen again. The Echo was refused details through a Freedom of Information request, but later got sent the summary investigation on appeal.

May 2008



Protest at Alexandra Court in Hackney

Portrait of an artist

Concern over homeless health services

'No sleeping' signs still on the Strand

Simon Community headcount finds drop in rough sleepers

Back on My Feet

Wakefield thugs sentenced

Will Homeless Link make homelessness history?

Murder in Essex

New Simon Community street caf?© venue

Westminster charges to spend a penny

Repossessions on the up

Squatter's rights to millions

An old kidnapping

Feeling a bit rough? Have you tried NHS Direct?

Mayoral elections - a response

Shelter report - a response

Poetry on the Big Issue

Hospital discharge - another response

Vote? What for?


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