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Family living on 'ghost estate' speak of their 'Hell'

Since 2010 Demonique and Thabo Wilson and their five children have been the only people living on Holcombe Close in Pendleton. Credit: Manchester Evening News.

A family left living alone on a housing state say they are in "hell".

Their say their bins haven't been collected for six years and their home is infested with rats.

Demonique and Thabo Wilson and their children, claim they've been abandoned by Salford Council, as neighbouring houses began being boarded up.

Six years ago a judge ruled the council had breached the Wilson's human rights by not offering them another home to buy.

The council are currently appealing that decision, as a result the case is currently on hold.

Our correspondent Rachel Townsend reports:

“We need to buy this property as part of a £650million regeneration scheme which started in 2013. "The whole area needs to be cleared and replaced with a mix of brand new up-to-date homes which will cater for local needs which includes homes for families, people with disabilities and those who need affordable housing. “Every effort has been made to agree a value for the property and find suitable alternative accommodation for the resident. "This has included offers of new and refurbished rented accommodation in the area which have been rejected. We will continue to work with the family to find a satisfactory resolution. "Holcombe Close receives the same service as the rest of the city but no bins are left outside the property."

– Councillor Tracy Kelly, Lead Member for Housing and Neighbourhoods at Salford City Council