Mass eviction of 160 Doncaster benefit seekers features in TV programme

A mass eviction of 160 Doncaster benefit seekers from their homes has featured in a television documentary.

Thursday, 18th August 2016, 9:18 am
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 8:03 pm
A scene from Britain's Benefit Tenants (Photo: Channel 4).

The programme, Britain's Benefit Tenants, aired by Channel 4 tells the story of specialist letting agents trying to keep private landlords and tenants happy.

The synopsis for the second episode of the new series says: "In South Yorkshire, two landlords rush to the scene of a police raid, where the occupant has turned their property into a large cannabis factory.

"Meanwhile, when the local council holds up their housing benefit claims in Doncaster, an agent decides to evict all of his 160 benefit tenants."

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It is not clear when the scenes for the documentary were filmed.

The show is available to watch on repeat on Channel 4, 4seven Channel 4+1 and online at