Squatters who entered Norbury police station 'had a dog and a cat'

Croydon Guardian: Squatters who entered police station 'had a dog and a cat' Squatters who entered police station 'had a dog and a cat'

Neighbours said polish squatters, who moved into disused police station this week turned up with mattresses, bags of clothes, a guitar and even two dogs and a cat.

About 15 squatters moved into Norbury police station in London Road at 7.30pm on March 15 David Laws, 43, saw a white van pull up outside the station.

Two men and a woman exited the vehicle and broke into the back of the building.

The front doors were then opened and 12 men and a woman thought to be between 30 and 40 years-old carried mattresses, bags of clothes, a guitar and even two dogs and a cat into the station.

Mr Laws said the group can be seen most evenings on the top floor with lights on and windows open.

Mr Laws said: "I don’t know why the police are letting them do this. They should at least cut the power seeing as they are most likely paying for it.

"It is a bit strange but they haven’t caused any trouble so far."

Kash Malik, 35,of Kodak Express, opposite the occupied station said: "It is like the police have been evicted from their own home."

His colleague, Saif Siddiqui, 21, added "It is quite ironic that it is a police station, I don’t know how they let that happen, pure irony."

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1:44am Sat 22 Mar 14

G_Whiz says...

Breaking in, Electricity theft - that's not squatting. Just shows how inept our police can be these day's!

Laughable.
Breaking in, Electricity theft - that's not squatting. Just shows how inept our police can be these day's! Laughable. G_Whiz
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8:02am Sat 22 Mar 14

bobbyse25 says...

I would have thought that all the services would have been disconnected when the building was vacated and at least properly secured and then perhaps it would not have attracted squatters. Not its going to cost the taxpayer a few thousand to get these people out!
I would have thought that all the services would have been disconnected when the building was vacated and at least properly secured and then perhaps it would not have attracted squatters. Not its going to cost the taxpayer a few thousand to get these people out! bobbyse25
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