- The four families and one child were packed into a house in East London
- Some slept in windowless basement and the others in overcrowded rooms
- The landlord was thought to be collecting over £2,300 in rent from house
- Leader of Newham Council said it was unacceptable people were living in ‘Dickensian conditions’
Twenty-six Romanians – including a toddler – have been found packed into a three-bedroom home.
The discovery near the Olympic Stadium was made during a raid by council staff.
Criticising the ‘Dickensian’ conditions, Newham Council leader Sir Robin Wales said it was ‘unacceptable’ that people were still living in such a desperate state.
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