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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. ®

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