Woman glues herself to council desk in housing ruckus
Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Local Government
A woman lost her temper during a housing dispute with her local authority - and glued herself to a desk.
Sharon Powers said she took the step as a "last resort" during the heated encounter at Erdington Customer Service Centre in Birmingham.
The 40-year-old has been involved in a protracted dispute with the council over the plight of her parents' housing situation.
Pensioners John and Jean Attwood lost their home six weeks ago after Mr Attwood retired, and have since been living with relatives.
Mrs Powers claims the council has repeatedly screwed up her parents' efforts to move into a three-bed home.
The pasted complainer was freed by paramedics 90 minutes after she first festooned herself in super glue.
A council spokesman said: “Mr Attwood contacted us in 2011, when he made a housing application, but since he couldn’t give us a date when he would need accommodation, we could not process his application.
“He contacted us again in February this year and the family has been assessed as a priority homeless case.
“They have been bidding for properties but have been unable to find a suitable property in their desired area.
“We will contact the family again now and re-assess their situation.”