With the building works nearly over, Julian and Samantha Mosedale and their three children were looking forward to moving back into the home of their dreams.So, they called the police, as decent, law-abiding citizens who believe that the law of the land is there to protect their rights.
But their hopes have turned into a nightmare because a group of Romanians occupied the property over Christmas.
Yeah, you guessed it…
To add insult to injury, police told them that they were being 'racist' for questioning the squatters' right to live in Britain on benefits./facepalm
And so, another wedge is driven between the police and the people who are forced to pay for them…
And in the sickest of twists…
They now fear they could soon be homeless because they can only afford to foot the cost of rent and mortgage payments until March.Mr Mosedale sums this up quite succinctly, too:
'We are hard-working citizens yet get treated like criminals when our home is stolen. This whole thing is making me feel constantly sick. All we want to do is get on with our lives.Working as intended, naturally…
'We feel let down by the law, by government, and by the police, in fact all the authorities that one would expect to protect society.'
Yesterday, the couple obtained a county court order giving the squatters 24 hours - until 2.15pm today - to leave.Hey, they’re integrating, it seems. Just following the lead of our own Home Sec when confronted with rulings he doesn’t like….
But Mr Mosedale fears they will not give in easily.
He said: 'When the papers were served on them they tore them up and threw them back at the guy who'd taken them round.'
Two sisters, Mihaela and Luminitsa Vaduva, are staying in the house with their seven children.Money..? Squatting is ‘free’, isn’t it? Where does money come into it?
Speaking broken English, Luminitsa said: 'I don't understand the problem. We have paid for this home. If they move us out, then my children will not have a home.
'We are from Romania, we have no money for another home.'
She showed a tenancy agreement but could not provide a contact number for the landlord or say when they had moved in.What?!
Hmm, sounds like fraud to me, not to mention forgery.
Perhaps HMRC should pop round, if they aren’t too busy harassing the hard-working..?