Mum, 46, and autistic son, 17, ‘saved from eviction by protestors’ as bailiffs come and go


A group of activists present at this morning’s ‘eviction’ were asked by bailiffs if they would be let through the property but were denied access and left the premises

A mum and her autistic son have been “saved from eviction” by protesters after bailiffs came and went.

Lisa Johnson expected to be escorted from her property by bailiffs at 10am today.

But a group of seven protestors gathered outside her flat in Tooting, London, to try and stop the eviction.

And when bailiffs arrived they asked if they would be let through then left the property.

Lisa, who has a 17-year-old son with ADHD and autism, previously said the eviction will leave them “homeless”.

Activists present at this morning’s ‘eviction’ came from the Wandsworth Renters’ Group and Wandsworth Against Racism.

Tooting Ward Labour Councillor Paul White also attended, but it not yet clear why Ms Johnson is being evicted.

She has now been granted temporary accommodation in Elephant & Castle, South London

Lisa told MyLondon : “It’s ridiculous that they wait until bailiffs turn up at my door to find me somewhere. It’s been the most stressful day.”

The family is currently trying to arrange for removal vans to transport their belongings to their new accommodation.

Bailiffs were denied entry by protestors, leaving them no option but to leave.

Witness reporter Josh Bolton said: “Basically bailiffs pulled up, asked if they would be let through then left.”

The late notice of Lisa and her son’s eviction made things difficult to find new accommodation.

Before the bailiffs arrived, Lisa said: “I want some to give us a proper house. Full time. We’ve been treated unfairly and it isn’t fair on my son.”