New law targets squatters

From midnight tonight squatting in residential properties will be a criminal offence.

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A long campaign against squatting

From midnight tonight squatting in residential properties will be criminalised. Police will have the powers to evict people immediately - some could face a large fine or a prison sentence. Hove MP Mike Weatherley has been campaigning for a change in the law.

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