Neighbours feel like prisoners in their homes after Tom Crawford protest

Tom Crawford, house, eviction, auction, sold

Residents in Carlton feel scared of protesters returning after six pleaded not guilty in court.

Five men and one woman all pleaded not guilty to affray at Nottingham Magistrates Court yesterday.

Two other men have been bailed on criminal damage charges following the incident on Friday.

The demonstration which involved around 50 people and more than 30 police officers outside Crawford’s former bungalow in Fearn Chase, Carlton comes less than a month after Mr Crawford was evicted.

This incident is the latest in the long running battle between Mr Crawford and the Bradford and Bingley Bank, where he is in debt by more than £43,000 on his mortgage.

It is the fourth demonstration outside Mr Crawford’s former home, with previous shows of support often involving hundreds of protesters from across the country.

Neighbours living in the quiet cul-de-sac, which consists of only 12 houses say they are “living in fear and feel imprisoned in their own homes” scared that more protesters are going to return.

One home owner who did not wish to be identified is now wanting to move out the area but is struggling to sell his house due to the incidents that have occurred.

The residents are now calling for the house to be knocked down.

Tom Crawford protest

Picture: Tom Crawford’s former home where Friday’s incident took place



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