Such a reliable source
It was in the Sun, so it must be true.
Paris, cos even she'd question the provenance of this story ( even if she can't spell it)
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 …
I ask because it doesn't sound very believable, i.e. immigrants knocking through the wall in the roof space and then living there, and nobody notices till he looks in the roof.... he quotes the police, the paper doesn't quote the police.... etc.
Sounds more like somebody dreamt up a story to get some money from gullible newspapers.
She explained: "I'd heard babies crying but found it strange because there weren't any babies in the terrace."
This is such an awesome quote. I mean, what did she think it was? Poltergeists? Maybe she thought she was going mad. There is a whole sub-story in there that is actually even more interesting than the original!
Since the attic campers had decamped, how could police deduce they were Kosovan?
Kosovans as a group are not known to squat in attics. I understand that most people in Kosovo live in their own houses (at least in the ones remaining undemolished by Serbs). They do not show a special liking for other people's under-roof areas.
It sounds like the kind of factoid added to a fake immigrant story to give it an appearance of credibility.
>> police think they're illegal Kosovan immigrants
Based on what evidence? They could be hard up immigrants from any number of countries - I didn't think there were many Kosovans coming to the UK these days.
The most interesting thing about this story are the number of different versions their are. Some say the guy was renting the house, others say he had bought it, still more say it was an empty house which he was looking around. Also some stories say he phoned 999 right away, others say 'he returned home' and phoned the police.
"they wil b campin in you're socks draw before chrismas!!! o wait i forgot its winterval now cause of pc gone mad!!!!! why wont Bordom Clown get the mesage and ban imiggrants?!?? cos hed hav too go bak to i bet.
Eh?! Did you say something? Most immigrants have a better grasp of English than yourself, you illiterate cretin.
Wonder how they upgraded the ceiling joists and put in floor boards enough to support 12 bodies ???
I bet cooking, washing and (like a previous poster said) taking a leak was tricky. No all nighters either !!
This story has to be b*llocks!
Paris: 'cos she definitely can recognise b*llocks.
of a story a friend told me, who was a police commmunity support officer. She, with some colleagues, was asked to go to a house where the council tenant was convinced there were Iraqi illegal immigrants living in his loft. When they checked, there were no immigrants - but a complete cannabis factory. The officers suspect he had consumed rather too much of his own produce. Needless to say, he was booked...
... I'd be having a f**king word with the surveyor about that.
"Yes the electrics could really do with replacing but other than that the construction is sound...."
Except for the slight exception that the entire firebreak has been removed from the loft space and you've got some illegals camping in the loft!!!
By the writer of the article if he expects us to believe it.
On the off hand its true(checks the temperature of hell) The person living there would have to be stoned out of their mind every day. In which case why didn't the police arrest the owner of the loft ??
I'd would believe a sales person when they say trust me before I'd believe this story.
"Kosovans as a group are not known to squat in attics. I understand that most people in Kosovo live in their own houses (at least in the ones remaining undemolished by Serbs). They do not show a special liking for other people's under-roof areas."
Er.. how do you know they weren't Serbs? Most people fleeing Kosovo are Serbs, after all. On the other hand, Albanians have a recently-proven track-record of illegal immigration followed by seizure of power and secession. I wonder if the gutless UK in a fit of realpolitik will subsequently recognize West Bromwich as an independent state?
London housing is different from that in most parts of the country because the fire regulations require that the party walls between houses are thick and go up above the roof line. In many parts of the country attics are continuous between semis and terraces so you can go between you and your neighbors' houses through the loft.
Its weird the first time you see this but as the attics are not used for anything in particular -- the ceiling joists are normally too thin to stand on -- you don't go up there much. What it also means is that if someone is using the loft as an overflow space -- got some boards down, access through wall hatch rather than a ceiling hatch, then you'll see and hear them from several doors away.
As for speculation about who they were, they left stuff behind. So I'll give this one a 'plausible'.
Man this thread as good as the News Quiz ......ha ha ha ha .
Anyway , only this morning i discovered a pair of Surinamese hash smugglers
huddled in my teapot , they reckoned they hadn't seen the Sun for weeks ......they were a bit swarthy but we worked out a fair exchange and they just sit in there most nights watching "Alo Presidente" on a tiny television and banging on about "a bunch of Counts" or something ......
Its those naughty illegal immigrants, breathing our air, looking dark and swarthy! And breeding no less!
I particularly enjoyed the way this story made them look even more stupid. Living in a loft ABOVE an empty house. Of course they were! Those people are far too stupid to actually live in an emtpy property. I call bullshit on this one.
And as for the comment about non-londoners have house without firebreaks in the loft? No mate. that isnt so. I asked a friend who works in the building trade and he said that he'd only seen 3 houses in the last 5 years that had either no firebreak or only a gypsum wall.
I want to hear more about the table and chairs.
aliens because of tin foil hat wearing middle englanders
"The police were here within 20 minutes "
Never going to happen!!
The last time I called them (on a Thursday) they turned up on the following Tuesday.
Sounds like a scare story to justify letting Council busybodies into your house for no good reason
"We've come to check you have no illegal aliens hiding in your attic....... oh and to see if we have an excuse to hike your council tax bill"
Complete and utter b*ll*x.
That photograph on the s(c)ums website for some reason has two sombrero's featured rather prominently. I wasn't aware that Kosovan's were fans of the noble sombrero.
Joke alert 'cos the story, like everything else to do with the Sun, ia complete and utter joke.
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