Police warn over Nottingham apartment squatters

ForWebResidents of Nottingham apartment blocks have received warnings from Nottinghamshire Police about rough sleepers taking refuge in communal areas.

Residents of Hanley House received a letter from Nottinghamshire Police telling them to be aware of homeless people that were sleeping rough in the communal areas of the building.

The apartment block, opposite the music venue Rock City on Talbot Street, is home to both students and residents of Nottingham.

The letter prompts people to close the doors behind them and not use the intercom to let visitors in.

This is not the first incident of its kind. Residents at Ropewalk Court, just off the Derby Road, have also received warnings.

Hannah Drake, 21, resident of Ropewalk Court, said: “We were told to not let anyone follow us into the building or through the car park.”

She added: “It’s slightly worrying as we weren’t told by the management of our building, it was a Community Support Officer that warned us of this.”

Zoe Spencer, 21, also a resident of Ropewalk Court, is concerned for her safety.

The charity Framework aims to prevent and help rough sleepers in the city. Neil Skinner, Communications Officer at Framework, is confident that the charity does all it can and more to prevent people sleeping rough.

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