Autism sufferer living in a car in Gosport following row with council

LIVING IN A CAR Su Seymour. Picture: Ian Hargreaves  (132108-7)
LIVING IN A CAR Su Seymour. Picture: Ian Hargreaves (132108-7)
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A WOMAN who says she has been living in her car for more than three months will have her complaint heard by a panel of councillors.

Autism sufferer Su Seymour, 62, has been living in her car in Bridgemary, Gosport, after she was evicted from her home on July 26.

The former Tukes Avenue resident has asked the council to provide her with a home in Bridgemary as she says she cannot live out of the area due to her autism.

Council boss Councillor Mark Hook said his authority has offered Mrs Seymour three two-bedroom accomodation within a mile-and-a-half of where she wants to live.

Now a panel of three councillors will hear her complaint – she claims the council has not handled her request properly and not recognised her disability.

Mrs Seymour, a widow, said: ‘It’s dreadful, I almost hada breakdown earlier on and I just wanted to end it.

‘I lost three people, my husband, my friend and my young nephew all in one year.

‘I’ve had drunks by my car with bottles ... they wanted me to take them somewhere but I managed to drive off, they were going to break the window.’

Cllr Hook told The News the council is dealing with Mrs Seymour compassionately.

He said the council has 4,000 homes, with eight freed up each week and more than 4,000 people on a waiting list.