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Friday, November 19, 2004

UK: Migrant workers' housing probed

from BBC News:

A council and the fire service are investigating how a group of migrant workers came to be living in overcrowded flats in East Lancashire.
Lancashire Fire Service served a restriction notice on the landlord because of the fire safety fears, limiting tenant numbers in the flat.

Twelve people - all Polish - were sharing a bathroom and some had no bed.
Among the conditions found, they were three people sharing a room that had only two mattresses, investigators said.

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