The number of North people being kicked out of their rented homes is now at its highest level in a decade, according to latest figures.

Between April 2013 and March 2015, 1,847 households across the region were booted out by the courts, with 1,720 of these repossessions occurring in social housing.

Homeless charity Shelter labelled the statistics a “glaring reminder that sky-high housing costs and welfare cuts are leaving thousands of people battling to keep a roof over their heads”.

Source: Number of people evicted from rented homes hits highest level in a decade | Benefit tales