'This is what I've been missing' - Plymouth woman finally leaves her flat after three months in lockdown

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A woman from Plymouth went outside for the first time today after spending three months inside her flat.

Chrissie Hine, aged 70, has a number of health conditions, including asthma, diabetes and COPD, so she's been isolating at home on the top floor of a tower block.

But at last she has been able to get some fresh air - and it was a big moment.

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Chrissie Hine left her flat for the first time in three months. Credit: ITV News

Over the past few months Chrissie and hundreds of other tenants have had to put up with their tower blocks being encased in scaffolding, as the virus has caused building work to overrun.

Chrissie says it has felt like a prison sentence.

Chrissie lives on the top floor of one of Plymouth's tower blocks. Credit: ITV News

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John Clark, chief executive of Plymouth Community Homes, says the scaffolding should be removed by the end of this year.

He says PCH has 'always had a good relationship' with tenants and he understands their frustration.

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