12 illegal immigrants living in the attic
Imagine moving into a new home and then discovering you weren’t the only ones living there. I thought this was a joke when first reading it since it is Friday the 13th and all, but it’s a real story. A young couple had just moved into a rented house, decided to take a peek into their attic space and discovered 12 illegal immigrants sitting on mattresses eating sandwiches. After being frightened, they closed the hatch and called the cops. Police arrived 20 minutes later and the people disappeared.
The 12 illegal immigrants were sitting on mattresses eating sandwiches.
Party walls had been knocked down between Lee’s home and two adjoining properties to create a living space for several families, with an electric light dangling from the roof.
Shocked Lee, 33, closed the hatch and dialled 999. Police raced to his rented house and scrambled the force helicopter – but by the time they arrived the loft dwellers had gone.
Lee, wife Caroline and their four kids had just moved into the £500-a-month terraced home in West Bromwich, West Midlands.
He said: “I decided to have a look in the loft space and popped my head through the hatch.
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"There was a light dangling from the roof and about a dozen people, men, women and a baby who started to cry when she saw me. They were eating sandwiches and just stared back at me. I was scared and shut the hatch straight away.
“The police were here within 20 minutes but the people had gone. They’d taken their mattresses and bedding but left behind a table, chairs and toys. The police think they’re illegal Kosovan immigrants but God knows where they are now – they just vanished.”
Caroline, 32, said: “Lee came in ashen-faced and said, ‘There’s a load of people living in the loft.’ I thought it was a wind-up. But it scared me to death to think we moved in with them up there.”