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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Somalian mother and son chose to live on a bench for 3 years in London

(Daily Mail)- A Somali mother and son have been living on a high street bench for three years after turning down two-bedroom council flats in London.

Wandsworth Council has desperately tried to rehouse them and offered the pair two refurbished properties in Tooting, south west London, which typically cost £1,500 a month.
But they chose to remain on the bench despite last-ditch pleas from their family and members of the local Somali community.

The mother and son have been homeless since December 2014 when they were evicted from the flat they shared in Tooting. It is thought a death in the family and a period of hospitalisation led to them living on the streets.
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