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​Walsall pensioner John Tompkins living in garden tent to make…

2 Jun 16

A DISABLED army veteran who is waiting for housing bosses to find his family a bigger home has moved into a tent on his front lawn in Walsall to make way for his teenage daughters.

John Tompkins, 71, took custody of Lauren, 15, and Elise, 14, and 12-year-old son Lewis in February this year. He moved them into his one-bedroom bungalow when their mother, his ex-partner, became too ill to look after them. The pensioner sacrificed his bedroom for the …


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