A think tank has said that high rise housing blocks should be bulldozed and replaced with houses in a bid to tackle social problems and "no go" areas. A Policy Exchange report said there was evidence that multi storey flats attracted higher crime rates.
Citing the example of the 2009 Camberwell Tower block fire in London, the report claims that the blocks can be 'occasionally lethal', encouraging 'more stress, mental health difficulties, neurosis and marriage breakdowns'.
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Nearly 50 people were forced from their homes as London Fire Brigade cordoned off the area around Brickfield Cottages, in Plumstead.
The decision on how officers will give evidence to the investigation into the controversial police tactic will be made public today.