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Shocking pictures: see inside the giant Bristol squat

Forty people have been evicted from a derelict five-storey building, known as a notorious squat, in St Paul’s.

Police say there have been 15 serious incidents there over the last three months, and numerous complaints from local residents and business owners.

Inside the squat in St Pauls Credit: ITV West Country

The estimated 40 people staying in Decourcy House on Upper York Street have been asked to leave.

They have been offered support from local charities, including the St Mungo’s Outreach Team and Bristol Drugs Project, who are working closely with our neighbourhood team.

Litter and clothes are strewn about, left by some of the 40 people who were staying in the squat Credit: ITV West Country

The Closure Order prohibits anyone except the building’s owner from entering. Anyone who does enter may be arrested.

Needles were just some of the items found in the squat Credit: ITV West Country
Mattresses were strewn across the dirty floor Credit: ITV West Country