Couple live in allotment shed

The Sundaysun report on a couple living in shed.

A COUPLE who lost their home after failing to keep up mortgage payments are living in a shed.

Debbie Galloway, 31, and husband Philip, 42, are sleeping in the hut at a relative’s allotment.

They claim accommodation offered by Hartlepool Council is run-down.

Their six children are living with relatives.

The pair began sleeping rough after complaining about conditions in several properties offered to them.

They had lived in a three-bedroomed semi-detached home for 13 years.

Debbie said: “All of them have been run down and in a bad way.

“The allotment is cleaner than half the houses they have sent us to. It’s disgusting. We have got six kids. They are all separated and it’s not fair on them.”

A council spokesman said “Given that she has been classified as intentionally homeless, social housing is not a realistic option.

By Andrew Wilcox

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