Squatter tried to sell Peebleshire house for £70k

A squatter tried to sell a Peebleshire home he didn't own for £70,000.

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"Deceitful" squatter sentenced for trying to sell a cottage that was not his

Ewan Turner leaving court Credit: ITV Border

A squatter who tried to sell a cottage that did not belong to him has been sentenced to 120 hours of community service.

Ewan Turner was described in a report read out at Selkirk Sheriff court today as having "an anti-social and narcissistic personality, he is deceitful and likes conning people for pleasure" through "grandiose schemes".

Between March and May 2011, Turner put Kirnie Cottage in Walkerburn on the market.

It had lain empty for some time, and the owner of the property had recently passed away.

Mr Turner's scheme to sell the cottage was revealed when a woman who was bequeathed it found a For Sale sign at the cottage.

'Kirnie Cottage', which Ewan Turner tried to sell for £70,000 Credit: ITV Border

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