Man living in Blackheath hole offered new home

News Shopper: A mystery man has lived in a Blackheath hole for four years A mystery man has lived in a Blackheath hole for four years

A MAN who has lived in a hole on Blackheath for nearly four years is finally moving on, it has been announced.

This month, News Shopper highlighted the plight of the mystery Middle Eastern man who lives on the heath, almost unnoticed, all year round.

Ward councillor Chris Maines had raised concerns that, with the arrival of the Olympics and surface-to-air missiles nearby, the man should be found somewhere more suitable.

A spokesman for Lewisham Council said: "The council along with the police, South London and Maudsley and voluntary agencies, have been in discussion with this gentleman for a long time and until recently all our offers of accommodation have been declined.

"However, on March 26 he agreed to go into temporary accommodation in the borough and we are now working with him to find the most appropriate permanent housing solution to meet his needs."

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4:46pm Tue 27 Mar 12

the wall says...

So will Lewisham Council, the police, South London and Maudsley and voluntary agencies, be doing this for every homeless person or just the ones that could show up the Olympics.
So will Lewisham Council, the police, South London and Maudsley and voluntary agencies, be doing this for every homeless person or just the ones that could show up the Olympics. the wall

7:49pm Tue 27 Mar 12

bizzymum says...

Well said 'the wall'."

"However, on March 26 he agreed to go into temporary accommodation in the borough and we are now working with him to find the most appropriate permanent housing solution to meet his needs."

Temporary accommodation.... so after the Olympics they will just pop him back in his hole. Problem solved!
Well said 'the wall'." "However, on March 26 he agreed to go into temporary accommodation in the borough and we are now working with him to find the most appropriate permanent housing solution to meet his needs." Temporary accommodation.... so after the Olympics they will just pop him back in his hole. Problem solved! bizzymum

9:57am Wed 28 Mar 12

wheel trim says...

the wall wrote:
So will Lewisham Council, the police, South London and Maudsley and voluntary agencies, be doing this for every homeless person or just the ones that could show up the Olympics.
You sound like you are jealous wall :)
[quote][p][bold]the wall[/bold] wrote: So will Lewisham Council, the police, South London and Maudsley and voluntary agencies, be doing this for every homeless person or just the ones that could show up the Olympics.[/p][/quote]You sound like you are jealous wall :) wheel trim

11:06am Wed 28 Mar 12

timeforcommonsense says...

Maybe he's related to Sadam Hussain? Bit harsh on Sadam though, they found him in a hole and sent him to the gallows. Still he wasn't found in a hole in this country was he? Otherwise he'd have been offered a new house and all the hand outs.........
Maybe he's related to Sadam Hussain? Bit harsh on Sadam though, they found him in a hole and sent him to the gallows. Still he wasn't found in a hole in this country was he? Otherwise he'd have been offered a new house and all the hand outs......... timeforcommonsense

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