Tony Squirrell said he’d rather bed down in allotment than sleep in ‘disgusting’ council housing
An army veteran has been sleeping in his allotment shed after he and his wife were forced to leave their rented home.
Tony Squirrell, 74, said it had been terrible to be apart from his wife, Joan, 64, and claimed that criminals were given better accommodation than they were offered when they were made homeless.
He said: “I have been to war and seen some horrible things but nothing has taken its toll on me like this. I was in the army so I’ve slept in worse, and I take things in my stride. But it’s my wife I’m worried about.