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Rough sleepers warned to keep away from Tyers Estate bin sheds

Rough sleepers have been ejected from bin sheds on the Tyers Estate in Bermondsey by officers from Grange ward's safer neighbourhoods team.

Rough sleepers warned to keep away from Tyers Estate bin sheds
Part of the Tyers Estate seen from the Shard

A police spokesman said that local officers received complaints from residents concerned that the bin sheds on the Tyers Estate were being used by rough sleepers and for drugs-related activity.

In response to these complaints Grange safer neighbourhoods team searched the bin sheds on Friday.

"The location was in a terrible state with rubbish, clothes and discarded needles," said the police spokesman.

"Two males and a dog were found inside; both males were stopped and given warnings not to return.

"Information on local homeless shelters in the area was given and arrangements were made for the clothes, rubbish and needles to be safely removed.

"In order to prevent further misuse, the bin sheds were secured shut by the local authority."

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