Cowboy-booted bailiff slips and hurts his fat head.

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Apr 13 2004 22:28
Cowboy-booted bailiff slips and hurts his fat head.

Cowboy-booted bailiff slips and hurts his fat head during eviction of Cannon Wharf.

Cannon Wharf has finally been evicted after two decades. The remaining occupant, Jeff Pennington was woken by bailiffs breaking the locks to the gates this morning, hours before he was due to attend the funeral of his father, who died in an accident on the river last month.

Members of Norwich Anarchists and other friends turned up to try to support Jeff today but the the lack of numbers and crap playschool tactics of the bailiffs, made stopping the eviction impossible.

One of our group who was being manhandled out of the yard by bailiffs found himself being arrested and charged with ABH. His crime? One of the bailiffs who was trying to push him around slipped and tapped his head on the floor. (The real crime was the bailiffs cowboy boots that he turned up in!) The bailiff then proceeded to lie on his face pretending to be unconscious for ten minutes. Talk about milking it! He could have won an Oscar! Then after spreading the blood across his head a little for maximum affect he carried on humping large objects around the yard. The photos of this prick in action should be here soon, and will definitely be handed to the solicitors to be used in any defense. Some people will try anything for compensation.

Cannon Wharf is now to go the same way as the rest of Kings Street and Riverside. New unaffordable housing for rich twats and nothing for the local community. The developers? Manchester based P J Livesey, who we promise have not had the last laugh. Maybe readers would also like to keep tabs on their 'regeneration' of Kings Street and their new 154 yuppie flats they plan to build on Jeffs land. wink

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Apr 14 2004 17:59

I have to beg to differ Rich with what you said in this article. Although you resisted the arsehole bailiffs it wasn't your fault. He slipped coz of his twat-boots!

Man pledges to stay on riverside land

Jeff Pennington says he won't give up his home.

A SQUATTER evicted from his Riverside home of 20 years today defiantly pledged he would stay and fight for the right to live there.

Jeff Pennington, 43, was removed from Cannon Wharf yesterday, the day of his father's funeral, despite claiming rightful ownership of the land.

He had been the final hurdle in Manchester-based developers PJ Livesey's plans to redevelop the former mills site.

But now there is nothing stopping Livesey cracking on with its plans for more than 150 homes and a restaurant at the derelict flour mills between the Novi Sad friendship bridge and Carrow Bridge — unless Mr Pennington is successful in his legal fight to establish ownership of the land.

He told the Evening News today: “I'm seeking legal advice and I will be taking action against these people who are effectively squatting illegally in my home.

“They broke in yesterday using bolt cutters while police stood by, and they have just abandoned my vehicles by the roadside.

“I have lived here for 20 years and they are illegally occupying my home.”

Mr Pennington said he had occupied the spot since 1984, granting him rightful ownership under the laws of adverse possession.

His claims follow revelations earlier this month that three squatters in London were on the verge of being granted ownership of a £500,000 house in

King's Cross under the same laws.

Their claim to the leasehold of the listed building hinged on the fact that they had lived there for more than 12 years.

Mr Pennington says he has lived at the derelict swathe of land, which he has renamed Dragon Wharf, since 1984.

It is a claim disputed by Livesey, which has asserted its rightful ownership of the land.

Yesterday's eviction coincided with the funeral of Mr Pennington's father, Charles, 73, who died in a boating accident at Levington Marina near Ipswich last month.

Security firms worked overnight to safeguard the land against any attempt by Mr Pennington to reclaim it.

Steel fencing, concrete bollards, guard dogs and a temporary site office were part of a round-the-clock security effort.

A bailiff was injured during a scuffle with a protestor supporting Mr Pennington during the eviction yesterday.

Rich Alison, a 22-year-old postman from Norwich, staged a sit-down protest as officers tried to clear the site.

He said he was manhandled during attempts to remove him causing him to lash out, knocking the bailiff to the ground.

He said: “I was ready to leave calmly, just hoping to slow things down, but they started rough-housing me and one grabbed my thumb very, very painfully.

“I tried to get him off because it hurt so much.

“I pushed him away and he fell and hit his head. They were all pretty unpleasant.”

Norwich North MP Ian Gibson today said: “The best way to resolve this would have been to sit down and try to talk it through.

“That would have been a more rational way to handle it.

“I support Jeff's claim that there are other things needed in that area.

“I'm going to get in touch with Livesey's to see if they won't still consider the situation, even at this late stage.

“I would be glad to mediate.”

A spokesman for PJ Livesey said: “Bailiffs were present at the new Read Mills development to oversee the eviction of a number of unlawful tenants.

“The PJ Livesey Group has consistently adhered to the eviction proceedings and only after gaining the proper legal authority has instructed action.

“The PJ Livesey Group applied to the local courts for an Order of Possession in March 2004.

“The order was enforced by court officers on the basis that the PJ Livesey Group are the rightful owners of the land.

“The individuals illegally residing in the property were given no rights of tenancy under the ruling of the courts and were therefore required by law to leave the property or face expulsion.

“The tenants were served with two weeks' notice to find alternative arrangements.”

Man pledges to stay on riverside land

NICK PARKER

April 14, 2004 12:45

Jeff Pennington says he won't give up his home.

A SQUATTER evicted from his Riverside home of 20 years today defiantly pledged he would stay and fight for the right to live there.

Jeff Pennington, 43, was removed from Cannon Wharf yesterday, the day of his father's funeral, despite claiming rightful ownership of the land.

He had been the final hurdle in Manchester-based developers PJ Livesey's plans to redevelop the former mills site.

But now there is nothing stopping Livesey cracking on with its plans for more than 150 homes and a restaurant at the derelict flour mills between the Novi Sad friendship bridge and Carrow Bridge — unless Mr Pennington is successful in his legal fight to establish ownership of the land.

He told the Evening News today: “I'm seeking legal advice and I will be taking action against these people who are effectively squatting illegally in my home.

“They broke in yesterday using bolt cutters while police stood by, and they have just abandoned my vehicles by the roadside.

“I have lived here for 20 years and they are illegally occupying my home.”

Mr Pennington said he had occupied the spot since 1984, granting him rightful ownership under the laws of adverse possession.

His claims follow revelations earlier this month that three squatters in London were on the verge of being granted ownership of a £500,000 house in

King's Cross under the same laws.

Their claim to the leasehold of the listed building hinged on the fact that they had lived there for more than 12 years.

Mr Pennington says he has lived at the derelict swathe of land, which he has renamed Dragon Wharf, since 1984.

It is a claim disputed by Livesey, which has asserted its rightful ownership of the land.

Yesterday's eviction coincided with the funeral of Mr Pennington's father, Charles, 73, who died in a boating accident at Levington Marina near Ipswich last month.

Security firms worked overnight to safeguard the land against any attempt by Mr Pennington to reclaim it.

Steel fencing, concrete bollards, guard dogs and a temporary site office were part of a round-the-clock security effort.

A bailiff was injured during a scuffle with a protestor supporting Mr Pennington during the eviction yesterday.

Rich Alison, a 22-year-old postman from Norwich, staged a sit-down protest as officers tried to clear the site.

He said he was manhandled during attempts to remove him causing him to lash out, knocking the bailiff to the ground.

He said: “I was ready to leave calmly, just hoping to slow things down, but they started rough-housing me and one grabbed my thumb very, very painfully.

“I tried to get him off because it hurt so much.

“I pushed him away and he fell and hit his head. They were all pretty unpleasant.”

Norwich North MP Ian Gibson today said: “The best way to resolve this would have been to sit down and try to talk it through.

“That would have been a more rational way to handle it.

“I support Jeff's claim that there are other things needed in that area.

“I'm going to get in touch with Livesey's to see if they won't still consider the situation, even at this late stage.

“I would be glad to mediate.”

A spokesman for PJ Livesey said: “Bailiffs were present at the new Read Mills development to oversee the eviction of a number of unlawful tenants.

“The PJ Livesey Group has consistently adhered to the eviction proceedings and only after gaining the proper legal authority has instructed action.

“The PJ Livesey Group applied to the local courts for an Order of Possession in March 2004.

“The order was enforced by court officers on the basis that the PJ Livesey Group are the rightful owners of the land.

“The individuals illegally residing in the property were given no rights of tenancy under the ruling of the courts and were therefore required by law to leave the property or face expulsion.

“The tenants were served with two weeks' notice to find alternative arrangements.”

Man pledges to stay on riverside land

NICK PARKER

April 14, 2004 12:45

Jeff Pennington says he won't give up his home.

A SQUATTER evicted from his Riverside home of 20 years today defiantly pledged he would stay and fight for the right to live there.

Jeff Pennington, 43, was removed from Cannon Wharf yesterday, the day of his father's funeral, despite claiming rightful ownership of the land.

He had been the final hurdle in Manchester-based developers PJ Livesey's plans to redevelop the former mills site.

But now there is nothing stopping Livesey cracking on with its plans for more than 150 homes and a restaurant at the derelict flour mills between the Novi Sad friendship bridge and Carrow Bridge — unless Mr Pennington is successful in his legal fight to establish ownership of the land.

He told the Evening News today: “I'm seeking legal advice and I will be taking action against these people who are effectively squatting illegally in my home.

“They broke in yesterday using bolt cutters while police stood by, and they have just abandoned my vehicles by the roadside.

“I have lived here for 20 years and they are illegally occupying my home.”

Mr Pennington said he had occupied the spot since 1984, granting him rightful ownership under the laws of adverse possession.

His claims follow revelations earlier this month that three squatters in London were on the verge of being granted ownership of a £500,000 house in

King's Cross under the same laws.

Their claim to the leasehold of the listed building hinged on the fact that they had lived there for more than 12 years.

Mr Pennington says he has lived at the derelict swathe of land, which he has renamed Dragon Wharf, since 1984.

It is a claim disputed by Livesey, which has asserted its rightful ownership of the land.

Yesterday's eviction coincided with the funeral of Mr Pennington's father, Charles, 73, who died in a boating accident at Levington Marina near Ipswich last month.

Security firms worked overnight to safeguard the land against any attempt by Mr Pennington to reclaim it.

Steel fencing, concrete bollards, guard dogs and a temporary site office were part of a round-the-clock security effort.

A bailiff was injured during a scuffle with a protestor supporting Mr Pennington during the eviction yesterday.

Rich Alison, a 22-year-old postman from Norwich, staged a sit-down protest as officers tried to clear the site.

He said he was manhandled during attempts to remove him causing him to lash out, knocking the bailiff to the ground.

He said: “I was ready to leave calmly, just hoping to slow things down, but they started rough-housing me and one grabbed my thumb very, very painfully.

“I tried to get him off because it hurt so much.

“I pushed him away and he fell and hit his head. They were all pretty unpleasant.”

Norwich North MP Ian Gibson today said: “The best way to resolve this would have been to sit down and try to talk it through.

“That would have been a more rational way to handle it.

“I support Jeff's claim that there are other things needed in that area.

“I'm going to get in touch with Livesey's to see if they won't still consider the situation, even at this late stage.

“I would be glad to mediate.”

A spokesman for PJ Livesey said: “Bailiffs were present at the new Read Mills development to oversee the eviction of a number of unlawful tenants.

“The PJ Livesey Group has consistently adhered to the eviction proceedings and only after gaining the proper legal authority has instructed action.

“The PJ Livesey Group applied to the local courts for an Order of Possession in March 2004.

“The order was enforced by court officers on the basis that the PJ Livesey Group are the rightful owners of the land.

“The individuals illegally residing in the property were given no rights of tenancy under the ruling of the courts and were therefore required by law to leave the property or face expulsion.

“The tenants were served with two weeks' notice to find alternative arrangements.”

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