An 85-year-old woman who was threatened with police at a Croydon Council meeting has spoken out about the upsetting experience.
“When the councillors voted to approve the flats I stood up and said ‘excuse me I am the 85-year-old lady that lives there’ and when Toni Letts said ‘sit down madam’, I said ‘no I won’t, because I have no-one to speak for me so I am going to say my piece’.
“I think I got angry when she said ‘I am getting angry now’.
“I thought, ‘you’re angry? I am angry, it’s my home’.”Of course it's your home. It's never going to be Toni's, is it?
On Tuesday (October 1) Paul wrote to complain to the council on behalf of his mother and says that since then he has been told the incident would be referred to the council’s ethics committee.I expect the commentariat is rather unsympathetic, as they often tend to be.
Still, could be worse!