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Landlord evicts family by throwing all their belongings out the window


This was the shocking scene that greeted a mum-of-ten when she returned home to her flat.

According to Metro News, Donna Newby came home to find she had been evicted and her landlord David Love had thrown all her belongings out of the second floor home into the rain.

Among her possessions on the ground outside the block of flats in Drylaw, Edinburgh, were five TVs, a sofa bed and her children’s toys.

The 41-year-old, who lived at the flat with two sons, two daughters and one granddaughter, has described her devastation at what happened. Donna said: ‘I can’t believe it, they have no right to take my stuff.

‘The landlord has ordered these guys to come back and move our stuff away.

‘They have taken all of the kid’s toys, baby chairs, a baby swing, a massive toy cooker for the girls, jewellery and my dead sister’s fireplace.

‘That can’t be replaced – those are all the memories I have left.’

Donna said she was evicted on Wednesday and give until Sunday to collect her things.

But she found her belongings dumped in the garden on Friday, after landlord and boxer Mr Love carried out the eviction with three assistants.

She discovered a memory box of things from her baby daughter who died at just five weeks old.

Donna is said to have fallen behind on rent payments after developing depression following her sister’s death last May.

A neighbour who witnessed the eviction on Friday claims he was told to ‘fuck off’ after trying to plead with the landlord to spare the children’s toys.

Donna added: ‘I have had to lug suitcases full of stuff in the pouring rain ten minutes down the road to my sisters.

‘I was at it all night because I didn’t have a van. I was having to get taxis but I didn’t have enough money. It’s been an absolute nightmare.

‘They threw all of our clothes, beds, tables, kitchenware and cabinets outside – everything has been snapped to bits.’

Mr Love claimed he was attacked by two men and a woman as he ‘cleaned out’ the flat and feared he would be ‘stabbed to death’.

He said: ‘I am a professional landlord and carry out all of my business in accordance with the law.

‘There were previous incidents surrounding this tenancy.

The tenant fabricated untrue stories about me.

‘I was charged by the police because of this.

The charges were dropped as they were found to be untrue, Metro News reported.

’ A police spokeswoman said: ‘Police in Edinburgh were called to Wester Drylaw Place around 4.15pm on Friday 9 March following a disturbance. ‘An 18-year-old man and a 41-year-old woman have been arrested and charged in connection with this and are expected to appear in court at a later date.’

My view: I hope justice is done, the landlord behaved very badly, that's so mean, the woman should claim for damages done to her belongings.

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