Land was 'non-permanent' accommodation say police

Land was 'non-permanent accommodation' Credit: Katie Collins/PA Wire/Press Association Images

In a statement, a Metropolitan Police spokesman said:

"The land had been leased to Crown Housing Association to providenon-permanent accommodation for their own tenants who hold short-term leases.

The lease to Crown Housing Association expired in December 2012. We continue to work closely with Crown Housing Association regarding arrangements with current occupiers before we proceed to market."

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