War hero’s family writes to MP over eviction

HOME From left, daughter Brodie Hampson, Mark Hampson, wife Janet and son Callum. Picture: Paul Jacobs (123041-3)
HOME From left, daughter Brodie Hampson, Mark Hampson, wife Janet and son Callum. Picture: Paul Jacobs (123041-3)

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THE family of a war hero who faces eviction have written to Chichester MP Andrew Tyrie for support.

Mark Hampson, who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, and his family have been told to leave their house on Thorney Island barracks after a cancer battle led to him being discharged from the army.

He is unable to stay in their home in Sabre Road due to MoD regulations.

The News reported this week how he has found it difficult to find accommodation through Chichester District Council’s housing scheme – despite assurances from Prime Minister David Cameron that former servicemen and women will be supported after leaving the armed forces.

His wife Janet said: ‘We still don’t know where to turn – it’s terrifying.

‘My son has just started South Downs College and is asking about a bus pass, but we can’t get one as we don’t know where we are going to be.

‘We are just hanging on to see what’s happening.’

Mrs Hampson said they have been offered temporary accommodation but would have to re-home the family dogs – labradors Sasha and Mollie. She added: ‘We couldn’t get rid of the dogs, it would break us and Mark.

‘When he came home from chemotherapy they would stay by his side.’