Feeds

Bloke finds illegal immigrants living in loft

Kosovan squatter shocker

Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile

We dread to think what the Twat-O-Tron will make of it, but a chap in West Bromwich who'd just moved into a rented terrace house was somewhat surprised to find illegal immigrants living in the loft.

Shaken father of four Lee Bradley, 33, recounted to the Sun: "I decided to look in the loft space and popped my head through the hatch. There was a light dangling from the roof and about a dozen people - men, women and a baby who started to cry when she saw me.

"They were eating sandwiches and just stared back at me. I was scared and shut the hatch straight away. The police were here within 20 minutes but the people had gone. They'd taken their mattresses and bedding but left behind a table, chairs and toys.

"The police think they're illegal Kosovan immigrants but God knows where they are now - they just vanished."

The squatters had apparently knocked down the walls between the two adjoining houses to create a spacious penthouse for "several families". Previous tenant Shirley Graham, said she'd "heard various noises but had not realised there was a family living above her".

She explained: "I'd heard babies crying but found it strange because there weren't any babies in the terrace. Now I realise it was coming from the loft. It's terrifying to think those people were up there right over my bedroom ceiling."

The cops reckon the immigrants "gained access to the roof through an adjoining house that had been sublet and was temporarily empty", the Sun notes. ®

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

More from The Register

next story
Facebook's Zuckerberg in EBOLA VIRUS FIGHT: Billionaire battles bug
US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention contacted as site supremo coughs up
Space exploration is just so lame. NEW APPS are mankind's future
We feel obliged to point out the headline statement is total, utter cobblers
Win a year’s supply of chocolate (no tech knowledge required)
Over £200 worth of the good stuff up for grabs
Down-under record: Australian gets $140k for pussy
'Tiffany' closes deal - 'it's more common to offer your wife', says agent
Internet finally ready to replace answering machine cassette tape
It's a simple message and I'm leaving out the whistles and bells
Swiss wildlife park serves up furry residents to visitors
'It's ecological' says spokesman, now how would you like your Bambi done?
The iPAD launch BEFORE it happened: SPECULATIVE GUFF ahead of actual event
Nerve-shattering run-up to the pre-planned known event
STONER SHEEP get the MUNCHIES after feasting on £4k worth of cannabis plants
Baaaaaa! Fanny's Farm's woolly flock is high, maaaaaan
FedEx helps deliver THOUSANDS of spam messages DIRECT to its Blighty customers
Don't worry Wilson, I'll do all the paddling. You just hang on
Red Bull does NOT give you wings, $13.5m lawsuit says so
Website letting consumers claim $10 cash back crashes after stampede
prev story

Whitepapers

Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Why cloud backup?
Combining the latest advancements in disk-based backup with secure, integrated, cloud technologies offer organizations fast and assured recovery of their critical enterprise data.
Win a year’s supply of chocolate
There is no techie angle to this competition so we're not going to pretend there is, but everyone loves chocolate so who cares.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Intelligent flash storage arrays
Tegile Intelligent Storage Arrays with IntelliFlash helps IT boost storage utilization and effciency while delivering unmatched storage savings and performance.