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Britain's 'most dangerous place' nicknamed 'UK's Chernobyl' sees new items unearthed


A derelict housing estate, known as “Scotland's Chernobyl” has been explored – with astonishing new items found for the first time.


The Clune Park estate, in Port Glasgow, Inverclyde, was once a thriving community of shipyard workers in the 1920s.


But, according to the Daily Record, it is now home to only around 20 people living in a handful of the 430 flats - and has since been labelled as Britain's most dangerous area.


And properties in the area are selling at auction for as little as just £7,000.


YouTube Urban Explorer Steve Ronin took a trip to the area and found those who live there wanting nothing to do with the news or media of any kind.


He said, in his latest video: “The residents really don't want this place to be well known.


“They want to keep it peaceful and quiet, and don't want to be on the news.


“A lot of dangerous things do happen here.”


The area, which has become something of a hotspot for Urban Explorers in recent years, includes a church, school and derelict flat complexes.


Around half of the properties in the area are now owned by Inverclyde Council, and a new strategy was announced last week where it was hoped the council would buy all 430 flats, demolish them and regenerate the entire area.


Furniture has been left strewn across many of the rooms, with drug-taking equipment seen around, too (Image: Steve Ronin/YouTube)


A derelict housing estate, known as “Scotland's Chernobyl” has been explored – with astonishing new items found for the first time.


The Clune Park estate, in Port Glasgow, Inverclyde, was once a thriving community of shipyard workers in the 1920s.


But, according to the Daily Record, it is now home to only around 20 people living in a handful of the 430 flats - and has since been labelled as Britain's most dangerous area.


And properties in the area are selling at auction for as little as just £7,000.


YouTube Urban Explorer Steve Ronin took a trip to the area and found those who live there wanting nothing to do with the news or media of any kind.


He said, in his latest video: “The residents really don't want this place to be well known.


“They want to keep it peaceful and quiet, and don't want to be on the news.


“A lot of dangerous things do happen here.


The area, which has become something of a hotspot for Urban Explorers in recent years, includes a church, school and derelict flat complexes.


Around half of the properties in the area are now owned by Inverclyde Council, and a new strategy was announced last week where it was hoped the council would buy all 430 flats, demolish them and regenerate the entire area.


It was thought that the project would cost around £1 million to buy all the properties, built between 1918 and 1920.


And it was in one of the flats where Ronin found something that no other explorer had yet uncovered.


Inside one of the rundown flats was a handwritten letter from a daughter to her mother.


In it, she talks about letting her “mum down” and “dragging you down with me” - but it's unclear exactly what the context of the heartfelt letter is, however.


It is accompanied by a “bullet point list” of items the girl needs.


In the letter, she writes: “I know a letter is not going to do much to change how you are feeling towards me right now, but I just wanted to try and explain a few things and to and say how I've been feeling.


“I never know quite how to say things and end up just a nervous, yappy, gibbering mess.


"Mum, I genuinely feel at my lowest point and have absolutely no idea how to shake myself down and get back up.


“I know that I am dragging you down with me and that's so disgraceful and unfair and I know it must be really hard for you to believe me but I genuinely do feel so terrible about what we did to you.


“I feel like a complete and utter scumbag and I truly hate myself for it.


“Mum, I just feel as though my life is falling apart and crashing down all around me and I don't know how to stop it.”


Ronin also delves deeper into the various abandoned flats, which are covered in animal faeces, broken furniture and drug-taking equipment.


Outside the complex, he interviews a man in the area who explained that the houses were built by a “ship worker” who wanted to create somewhere for his ship building crew to work.


Eventually, the flats became privately rented accommodation, once the ship building businesses closed, and it took “a couple of bad neighbours” to turn the area into what it is today, he claimed.


When asked if the area was dangerous, the man said “no”, but said it was “pathetic and sad” to see what had happened to the area where his grandma used to live.


It was thought that the project would cost around £1 million to buy all the properties, built between 1918 and 1920.


And it was in one of the flats where Ronin found something that no other explorer had yet uncovered.

Steve Ronin explored the complex, and spoke to a few locals, too (Image: Steve Ronin/YouTube)


Inside one of the rundown flats was a handwritten letter from a daughter to her mother.


In it, she talks about letting her “mum down” and “dragging you down with me” - but it's unclear exactly what the context of the heartfelt letter is, however.


It is accompanied by a “bullet point list” of items the girl needs.


In the letter, she writes: “I know a letter is not going to do much to change how you are feeling towards me right now, but I just wanted to try and explain a few things and to and say how I've been feeling.


“I never know quite how to say things and end up just a nervous, yappy, gibbering mess.


"Mum, I genuinely feel at my lowest point and have absolutely no idea how to shake myself down and get back up.


“I know that I am dragging you down with me and that's so disgraceful and unfair and I know it must be really hard for you to believe me but I genuinely do feel so terrible about what we did to you.


“I feel like a complete and utter scumbag and I truly hate myself for it.


“Mum, I just feel as though my life is falling apart and crashing down all around me and I don't know how to stop it.”


Ronin also delves deeper into the various abandoned flats, which are covered in animal faeces, broken furniture and drug-taking equipment.


Outside the complex, he interviews a man in the area who explained that the houses were built by a “ship worker” who wanted to create somewhere for his ship building crew to work.


Eventually, the flats became privately rented accommodation, once the ship building businesses closed, and it took “a couple of bad neighbours” to turn the area into what it is today, he claimed.


When asked if the area was dangerous, the man said “no”, but said it was “pathetic and sad” to see what had happened to the area where his grandma used to live.


Windows have been smashed on all of the flats, with have been sold at auction for just £7,000 in recent years (Image: Steve Ronin/YouTube)


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