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‘Squatting’ tenant stole disabled man’s power

The Department of Housing has confirmed the tenant whole stole a disabled man’s power had been squatting in a shed next-door to the man.

Yesterday Oliver Peterson brought you the story of Cherie, whose brother discovered his power was being stolen.

Trevor Gregory, Acting General Manager of Service Delivery at the Department of Housing said the following:

“The tenant of the dwelling adjacent to Shane’s was evicted some days ago, and that dwelling is now vacant. This tenant had however returned to the dwelling and was living in its shed, in other words, squatting. He was obtaining power by connecting an extension cord to an external power point on Shane’s dwelling. Squatting like this at any property (private or government-owned) is illegal and Police have removed this individual, and disconnected the extension cord.”

“Housing is also willing to give Shane a discount on his next power bill to compensate for the electricity that may have been used by the illegal use of the adjacent property.”

Oliver Peterson updated 6PR listeners on the situation this afternoon on Perth LIVE.

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