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Man stopped from camping outside retirement homes after court action

PUBLISHED: 10:30 06 July 2019 | UPDATED: 12:33 06 July 2019

A man had been camping at Thomas Manning Road retirement bungalows in Diss in a tent daubed with graffiti. Picture: Simon Parkin

A man had been camping at Thomas Manning Road retirement bungalows in Diss in a tent daubed with graffiti. Picture: Simon Parkin

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A man has been stopped from camping in a tent in grounds of retirement bungalows following court action by a housing trust.

The camper, thought to be in his 30s, had been living in the tent on a grassed area outside homes at Thomas Manning Road in Diss for more than six weeks. In recent weeks the tent had been covered with slogans and writing using white paint.

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Saffron Housing Trust, which runs the complex whose residents are aged into their 90s, had launched court proceedings and following action on Friday, July 6 the tent has been removed.

Thomas Manning Road includes 23 one-bed bungalows, as well as shared social activities and facilities including a lounge, laundry, garden and library.

The man is the grandson is one of the bungalow residents but others had expressed their unease over the make-shift camp.

Saffron Housing said residents had been kept informed over the court proceedings.

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