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'Eyesore of Tamworth' - neighbours call for action

People living near a house they've dubbed the 'eyesore of Tamworth' say it's blighting their properties and jeopardising sales.

The privately-owned, empty house in Coton Green is boarded-up and in a state of disrepair. Tamworth Borough Council says it is reviewing what steps to take.

The BBC has been told there are 22,257 properties in the West Midlands which have been empty for six months or longer. In Staffordshire, 3,458 are currently unoccupied.

  • 12 Apr 2016