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.”
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