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Wrong house repossessed

April 29, 2009 at 8:57 PM   |   Comments

EYNESBURY, England, April 29 (UPI) -- A British man said he returned home to find his house had been mistakenly repossessed by "incompetent" court bailiffs.

Ian Parrott, 62, said he arrived at his Eynesbury, England, home Thursday to find the locks changed, the mailbox boarded shut, and a notice in his window saying the home had been repossessed and he had seven days to reclaim his belongings, the Daily Mail reported Wednesday.

Parrott said he spent the night at his son's house and discovered the next day that his house had been mistakenly repossessed by bailiffs who confused his address with that of another home. He said he was let back into the house and found the bailiffs had emptied his refrigerator, drained his radiator and shut off his utilities.

"What has happened is outrageous. It's just sheer bloody incompetence. A 2-year-old child could have done a better job," Parrott said. "The courts need to look at their strategy if they are sending round such incompetent people. I felt my home had been invaded. It's trespassing and I find it terrifying they can do this and get away with it."

A spokesman for the Magistrates' Court Service apologized for the error.

"We apologize to Mr. Parrott. There was a misunderstanding over the address which we resolved as soon as we became aware of it," the spokesman said.

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