Lead story in the Mirror 2 July 2015 22:15
Tom Crawford: Angry protesters clash with police over eviction of cancer patient from his home.
There were angry scenes and three were arrested as hundreds of protesters flooded a suburban street in a vain attempt to prevent a cancer patient being evicted from his home by the bank.
Tom Crawford, 64, had twice stopped bailiffs from kicking him out of his Nottinghamshire house with the help of hundreds of supporters.
But today police formed a ‘ring of steel’ outside his bungalow, preventing his helpers from coming to his aid.
There were angry scenes as more than 150 people turned up to help after Mr Crawford after he lost his court battle to remain at his home.
Nottinghamshire Police blocked off roads and put a cordon in place 200 metres away from the house in Fearn Close in Carlton, so bailiffs could repossess it without being obstructed.