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Evicted woman moves in at Lancaster House


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Evicted woman moves in at Lancaster House

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Luinda McKree has settled comfortably into her new location at Lancaster House, St James.

McKree was evicted from her home at Tichbourne, Howell’s Cross Road home on Tuesday morning by court marshals on the behalf of the RBC Royal Bank of Canada following the conclusion of an ongoing court case, which reportedly lasted seven years.

Providing an update on McKree’s condition yesterday, Reverend Dr David Durant, chairman of the National Assistance Board, told the SATURDAY SUN she was “doing well”.

“She’s settled in quite nicely. A number of people that know her called to check up on her . . . some of whom were extended family.

“She is safe and we have her valuables stored in a container. The other things that weren’t valuable were taken to the dump,” he said.

Durant also made a correction to her age.

He originally reported to the media she was 69 years old but he said after further checks, it was realised that she was actually 74 years old.

He said she would be allowed to stay at the house until other accommodation was made available for her.

“She is comfortable but of course she is grieving about the situation. We provided counselling and medical health checks for her, so we know what condition she is in. She will be here as long as needs be. We just want to make her as comfortable as possible,” he added. (DB)

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