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Court action launched to remove camping man from Diss




A social housing association has launched court action in a bid to remove a man who has set up camp in a tent at one of its retirement complexes.

It is thought that the man, in his twenties, has relatives living in the bungalows in Thomas Manning Road in Diss.

Saffron Housing Trust, which runs the bungalows, is actively trying to remove the man, who set up camp, from the privately-owned land.

A man is camping on land off Thomas Manning Road. Picture: Mecha Morton
A man is camping on land off Thomas Manning Road. Picture: Mecha Morton

A spokesman told the Diss Express: “This is still going through the court process at the moment and we will continue to work with our residents and provide support.”

One resident, who did not want to be named, said the man’s grandmother lives in one of the properties and has urged her grandson, who covered his tent in graffiti and slogans, to move elsewhere.

Thomas Manning Road offers 23 one-bed bungalows with an alarm service, as well as shared social activities and facilities including a lounge, laundry, garden and library.

Long Stratton-based Saffron Housing Trust runs the bungalows occupied by residents, who are aged into their 90s.

It manages more than 6,000 properties across East Anglia, including 682 for older people.



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