Anger as locals clash with police over cancer patient's eviction

Tom Crawford has been evicted from his home Credit: FacebookPage/Evictionthefraudofthebank

Watch Chris Halpin's full report on the eviction below

Protests have erupted on a street in Nottingham after a man recovering from cancer was evicted from his home.

Tom Crawford has been in dispute with Bradford and Bingley over his mortgage.

A removal van containing Tom Crawford's possessions Credit: Chris Halpin / ITV News

Dozens of police are on the scene to prevent violence breaking out.

Police are on the scene Credit: Bob Withers / ITV News Central
There are fears violence may break out by locals protesting Credit: Chris Halpin / ITV News Central

In January, more than 300 people gathered on the quiet street in Nottingham to help stop Mr Crawford being evicted.

It was the second time the cancer patient had received help from total strangers, after hundreds travelled from across the country in July 2014 to stop his eviction.

Protesters outside Tom Crawford's home in January 2015 Credit: ITV News
Hundreds turned up to stop his eviction in July 2014 Credit: ITV News

Speaking to ITV News Central, Mr Crawford claimed the bailiffs waited until he was "at least two hours away" and waited for his daughter to leave the house before they "smashed the door down".

He also claimed there was no warrant and the bailiffs did not identify themselves.

In a statement, Bradford and Bingley said: