'I can't even look out of my window' - Plymouth tower block residents locked down without a view

Tenants living in three tower blocks in Plymouth have been told their flats could be covered in scaffolding for months to come as coronavirus hits the construction industry.

The Mount Wise buildings are undergoing renovation work, but the pandemic means the repairs have been indefinitely paused.

Inside, more than 300 tenants - many of them elderly and vulnerable - face the prospect of a long summer lockdown with their views obscured.

Bill, 69, is drawing on his experience as a Navy veteran to get him through.

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Neil Kempthorne lives on the eighth floor. Credit: ITV News

Combating boredom is the biggest challenge for Neil, who lives on the eighth floor.

We spoke on the phone to 69-year-old Chrissie, who has underlying health conditions and has not left her flat for weeks.

Chrissie lives on the top floor. Credit: ITV News

Plymouth Community Homes, who run the towers, say they are doing all they can to support their tenants.

Plymouth Community Homes boss John Clark has thanked residents for their patience. Credit: Plymouth Community Homes
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