Couple evicted from home for late rent forced to spend Christmas and New Year - in a SKIP

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A desperate couple who were booted out of their council flat after falling behind with the rent when they lost their jobs have been forced to live in a SKIP behind a pet shop.

Former charity worker Paul Deacon, 49, and partner Sheena Rudy, 50, initially spent months living in a tent in a park after they ran out of money last June. But they moved into a filthy skip behind a pet shop over Christmas and New Year when heavy rain forced them to abandon their tent. As temperatures plunged to near freezing, the couple made a makeshift bed out of straw and hay thrown out by the store.