|Alleged Sex Attack at Keen Squat|
Gatecrashers 'trashed' house during leaving party
Police are investigating an incident in which a 42 year old woman is alleging she was sexually assaulted by two men at a party held by squatters at the house of Ann and Alan Keen.
The incident is said to have taken place at the semi-detached house at Brook Road North in Brentford in the early hours of Saturday morning (11th July). The squatters were holding a leaving party after the Keens' obtained a court order to regain possession of their property the previous day.
It is reported that the party, which initially started off as good natured, got out of control when gate crashers appeared on the scene. Local residents allege that reporters from national newspapers were at the property encouraging people to cause trouble.
Police have taken statements from people who were at the house that evening and have collected evidence from the scene but have yet to make any arrests.
Later on Saturday two policeman were guarding the open door of a clearly empty house. They have to ensure that no-one else goes in until the appropriate checks have been carried out after which the police will contact Ann and Alan Keen to inform them they can regain possession.
July 13, 2009