Tooting eviction live: Mum, 46, and autistic son, 17, ‘saved from eviction by protestors’ as bailiffs come and go

A 46-year-old mum was saved from being evicted from her flat in South London this morning (November 11) by a group of demonstrators.

The private tenant, Lisa Johnson, was allegedly going to be escorted from the property in Tooting by bailiffs at 10am. She has a 17-year-old son with ADHD and autism.

A group of around seven protestors gathered outside Anderson House in Fountain Road to try and stop the eviction.

And when bailiffs arrived at around 10.15am they ‘asked if they would be let through then left’, according to MyLondon’s reporter at the scene Josh Bolton.

Activists are from the Wandsworth Renters’ Group and Wandsworth Against Racism.

Ms Johnson told MyLondon she had been privately renting the property but had been served an eviction notice over an issue with the mortgage.

She has now been granted temporary accommodation in Elephant & Castle by Wandsworth Council.

She said: “It’s ridiculous that they wait until bailiffs turn up at my door to find me somewhere.

“It’s been the most stressful day.”

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