Domestic violence victim claims Brent Council have failed to protect her
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Mother-of-five alleges local authority have breached court order by ignoring her
A mother-of-five who fled to Brent in fear of her life has slammed council chiefs, claiming they have breached a court order by failing to protect her and her daughter.
The single parent, who wishes to remain anonymous, alleges she has been ignored since she was moved to the borough after suffering from severe domestic violence by her former partner.
The 28-year-old, who lives with her one-year-old daughter, claims she has been left to fester in a crumbling Willesden flat with a collapsed ceiling.
She also claims her home is riddled with damp and her frequent pleas to be moved have been snubbed.
The mother moved to the borough from north London and was placed in the hands of Brent who were told they would be responsible for ensuring her safety and helping find new accommodation.
The court order, seen by the Times, says she “must be provided with support to assist her with the cost of finding alternative accommodation.”
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She said: “I can’t live like this. I have asked again and again to be moved but they are always making excuses.”
A doctor’s letter seen by the Times says the situation should be reviewed as a “matter of urgency”
Brent Council failed to comment.