Posted on May 7, 2009. Filed under: Housing News |

High Court Enforcement officers acting on behalf of Warwickshire Cricket Club succeeded in taking possession of 318 Pershore Road at the third attempt today.

After a failed attempt at 730AM on Wednesday 6th May 2009 when protesters took to the roof Enforcement Officers returned at 1330 hrs today in forced accompanied by West Midlands Police, a Crane and climbing experts.

In an operation that took two hours to complete roof top protesters were winched off the roof by bailiffs in climbing gear assisted by the crane.

Inside protesters had locked themselves in, chaining themselves together either side of the internal walls.

Police officers entered the building with bailiffs and used excessive force to physically remove the demonstrators.

Police officers, in particular, threatened the occupants who were verbally and physically abused by the Police causing substancial bruising and cuts to one young girl and male protestor.  Both occupants were dragged out of the building by police officers and removed to the street outside.

Rules regarding safe removal and necessary force were ignored by the officers who ignored pleas from the occupants to limit the pain endured.

The attending Police Seargent found it necessary to call an ambulance for the demonstrators.

Legal advice has been sought and JNC are considering their options. A complaint will be made to West Midlands Police and Criminal proceedings have not been ruled out.

A new premises has been occupied and details will be released later today. Our campaign will continue until Private property owners in particular put void properties to good use.

Birmingham City Council are at last starting to tackle the issue and as reported recently are currently bidding for £100Million of money to kick start their house building programme.

Pictures and videos will be uploaded to this site shortly.

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