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Hull care home demolition work starts

Rokeby House in Hull
Image caption The home was damaged in the summer floods of 2007

Demolition has begun on a care home in Hull despite a lengthy campaign to try and save it.

Hull City Council decided to close Rokeby House in 2008 after it was damaged in the summer floods of 2007.

The council had previously decided not to fund repairs to the building and stop using it as a care home.

Residents and their families had fought a long campaign but lost their battle to the council at the High Court last year.

Angela Dunn, head of community care for the council, said: "Preparatory work is already under way on the Rokeby site with a view to begin demolition. Work is expected to be completed this summer."

A council spokeswoman said all former residents at the home had been moved to alternative accommodation.

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