Asylum seekers crammed into rat-infested rooms

‘Guest houses’ provided by Home Office contractor unfit for habitation, say lawyersHundreds of asylum seekers have been crammed into a network of “guest houses” provided by a Home Office contractor overrun by cockroaches, rats and mice, the...

Asylum seekers crammed into rat-infested rooms

‘Guest houses’ provided by Home Office contractor unfit for habitation, say lawyers

Hundreds of asylum seekers have been crammed into a network of “guest houses” provided by a Home Office contractor overrun by cockroaches, rats and mice, the Guardian has learned.

Lawyers shown footage recorded by the Guardian – which reveals that families of four are sharing small double beds and are being crammed into spaces so small that they are barely able to walk around their rooms – said that the conditions could constitute statutory overcrowding and an environment unfit for human habitation.

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