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Eviction threat for grandparents

Stuart Donnachie
Stuart Donnachie said he had been paying the mortgage

A couple say they and their young grandson face eviction, despite paying the mortgage on their home.

Stuart Donnachie and Veronica Mann, of Nuneaton, Warwickshire, said they missed some payments after their bank account was cloned and frozen in 2008.

But Mr Donnachie said he started paying almost £900-a-month once it was sorted.

The Kensington Group has issued an eviction notice for 10 August. It said it had tried to contact the couple since January without success.

It said its Special Service Team could not help the couple unless it spoke to them directly.

Mr Donnachie, who has lived in the house for the past seven years, said he had complained to the Financial Ombudsman.

But he had been told a decision would not be made for six months.

He said: "Six months is no good to me. I could be living somewhere else in six months, I could be living in a tent on a park.

"I just don't know where I'm going to be."

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