Family devastated after letting agency mistakenly dumped their possessions

Husband, Mohammed Jamil Bakth [Photo Credit: Ken Mears]

A family from Ilford were left devastated after they came home from shopping to find a clearance company had mistakenly removed their possessions and dumped them in a landfill site.

Salema Rumy, 24, told the Ilford Recorder she thought she had been burgled when she came home on Friday 29th December and called the police.

On further inspection, she noticed that as well as missing wedding jewellery, cash, and her five-year-old son’s toys, items of furniture had been taken.

Mrs Rumy said: “Redbridge Council gave us the property through Finefair, on December 25 and we had all our goods delivered on the 27th.

“When we came back on the 29th, all our furniture except the bed had gone. They had even taken the pillow.”

Mrs Rumy said she called the landlord and was told most of the items had been scrapped.

She said: “Everything was scattered and ripped up.

“My parents had just given my son gifts.

“He is so scared and doesn’t understand why they have gone.”

The Christmas period was disrupted for another two residents who experienced similar encounters.

The residents were all living in accommodation provided by Finefair, of Eastern Avenue, Gants Hill.

Janine Farrer, client account manager, said: “We are aware of what has gone on and we are investigating.

“We cannot say anymore while we are looking into it, but will be able to release a more detailed comment later.”

As you’re here…

5Pillars have one humble request from you…

Thousands of Muslims around the world visit our website for news every day. Due to the unfortunate reality of covering Muslim-related news in a heightened Islamophobic environment, our advertising and fundraising revenues have decreased significantly.

5Pillars is editorially and financially independent, with no sectarian or political allegiance to any particular group or movement. Our journalism has been exclusively grassroots focussed and our sole purpose is to defend Islam and Muslims in the media.

This makes us unique in comparison to other online Muslim media outlets who are neither independently regulated by a reputable body nor are they managed by qualified journalists.

Our journalism takes time, money and effort to deliver. But we do it because we believe we have a duty to Allah (swt).

You may not agree or like everything we publish. However, which other Muslim news site that is run by experienced journalists will take on the responsibility of being a shield for Islam and Muslims in the media?

If you follow 5Pillars, and you understand its importance in today’s climate, then please support us for as little as £5 a month, it only takes a minute to make a donation. Jazakallah khayran.

Our beloved Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said:“The best deeds are those done regularly, even if they are small.” [Ibn Mājah]

 

CLICK HERE TO SUPPORT 5PILLARS

Add your comments below