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Unions join calls to scrap Immigration Street

The controversial documentary has been filmed around Derby Road Credit: ITV Meridian

Union leaders have joined calls for a controversial documentary filmed in Southampton to be scrapped.

The hour-long programme called 'Immigration Street' was filmed in and around Derby Road. It was originally due to be a six week series but opposition from local people - has meant a re-think by Channel 4.

The TUC say the show looks set to encourage social division and hostility.

Love Productions say filming was cut short because of safety concerns after film crews were threatened by an organised gang.

The programme is due to be shown on February 24th Credit: ITV Meridian

"Channel 4 needs to respect the views of the Southampton community and cancel Immigration Street.

"The show looks set to encourage social division and hostility towards migrants and the black, minority and ethnic community.

Instead of such irresponsible broadcasting, the media should expose how communities are suffering from the shocking impact of low wages, lousy contracts and cuts to services."

– Frances O'Grady, TUC General Secretary
Frances O'Grady is calling on the programme to be scrapped Credit: PA