A group of friends are among the first people to be fined for squatting in Croydon.Oh..? And do tell us how these poor young people are unable to get on the housing ladder because of 'greedy landlords'.
But you'll have to tell us in Spanish...
Marta Alonzo-Navarro, 32, David Fernandez Plaza, 24, Gonzalo Gomez, 20, Alfredo Guerra-Barrera, 24, Jesus Palomeque, 30, Guillen Samartin, 19, and Marta Torres, 24, initially denied occupying the housing association property in Beulah Hill, Upper Norwood, without permission.
Their trial had been due to start this week, but at Croydon Magistrates' Court on Monday they changed their plea to guilty.
The friends, originally from Spain, are among the first to be prosecuted in Croydon under the Government's recent anti-squatting legislation.I wonder what the penalties are for squatting in Spain?