Living like a pig

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A council is attempting to trace a former tenant who caused thousands of pounds of damage to a house by keeping a pig inside.

Housing staff from Derby County Council found the Gloucester Old Spot roaming around the home in Kingsley Street, Sinfin, Derbyshire, when they went to evict the tenant following complaints from neighbours.

The carpets were muddied and covered in droppings, and rooms were so full of boxes of junk that officials could not get into them.

It is thought the pig had been kept at the house for a year.

Derby Homes, which is responsible for managing council houses in the city, said the cost of repairing the damage caused to the property would be between £10,000 to £15,000.

When housing officials and the RSPCA turned up to evict the tenant on Thursday last week after gaining an eviction notice from court, the tenant took the pig away.

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