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David Weir 'overlooked for home with downstairs loo'

Six-time Paralympian gold medalist David Weir is stuck in a home with no downstairs loo, forcing him to climb the stairs using his arms, his family say.

Weir, who won four gold medals at the London Paralympics, has been asking his housing association in London for a more suitable home, but believes he has been overlooked over fears of “favouritism”.

David Weir celebrates with his children Ronie, Tillia Grace and Mason at the Olympic Stadium in London Credit: John Walton/PA Wire

His fiancée Emily Thorne told The Sun (£): “We are not asking for a mansion, we just want somewhere with three bedrooms and a downstairs toilet."

Weir cannot get a mortgage because his sponsorship deals and appearance fees are not regarded as reliable sources of income.

David Weir with his gold medal after winning the Men's 5000m - T54 at the Olympic Stadium, London Credit: John Walton/PA Wire

Roundshaw Homes, which allocated council homes at his south London estate, said it could not comment on individual cases.