Hackney squatters accused of spying on neighbours with binoculars and whipping dogs

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Hackney squatters accused of spying on neighbours with binoculars and whipping dogs
5th June 2014

Using a bullwhip to rile up dogs and spying on neighbours are some of the offences squatters occupying a former police station in Hackney are accused of. 

A group of more than 20 people took over the Grade II listed building in Clapton in April. 

Bailiffs were set to turf them out on Wednesday but no one turned up to remove them. 

Nearby householders have complained after apparently seeing squatters using binoculars to peer into bedroom windows. The illegal tenants are also accused of stripping metal from the building and footage of a bull whip being used to rile up dogs in the rear yard has also emerged. 

The former station was sold by the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime this year and has been earmarked to reopen as The Olive School, a Muslim Free School that is currently housed in a temporary building in Stoke Newington.

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