Welcome to Tandarei, a town where many houses were built on the back of Britain’s generous benefits system – and the ability of the criminal underclass to manipulate it.
- More than 100 homes in Tandarei, Romania, built with money earned illegally in the UK, Scotland Yard has claimed
- Many of the brightly coloured mansions, with brand new BMWs parked in their driveways, lie empty most of the year
- Two of them belong to gypsy gang the Radu clan who claimed £29,000 in UK tax credits while still living in Romania
- Ordinary Romanians are now too scared to walk throught area at night after what they perceive as a gypsy invasion
At first glance, this is very much a town on the up – a place where newly wealthy citizens pour their riches into gaudy, Beverly Hills-style homes, proud to show off just what they have achieved.
But the brightly-coloured streets hide a much darker secret: this is a town allegedly built on British benefits, where law-abiding locals fear their neighbours return.
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