Tempers boil at packed meeting about housing migrants in Cottingham village.

Angry residents attend packed meeting about housing migrants in Cottingham village.

People met in Cottingham this evening to talk about the idea of housing migrants in old university facilities.

The Darby and Joan Memorial Club was almost full for the meeting organised by resident David Abram to discuss plans for The Lawns, which were once used as residential halls for University of Hull students. 

Discussions regarding the burden on local services and the number of asylum seekers said to be waiting in line to remain there erupted during the conference. 

At the gathering, it was said that there may be as many as 1,100 single adult males, but others argued that this was just a rumor.

Councilwoman Helen Green of Cottingham said the plans were not finalised, but she and other members of the East Riding Council believed the Home Office had disregarded them when making plans for additional housing, notably at Thwaite Hall. 

The University of Hull abruptly postponed the plans until mid-February, according to Cllr Ros Jump. 

Those opposed to the proposals, she said, should write to the university and ask them to avoid striking a deal with the Home Office to house channel migrants. 

According to a Humberside Police official, there have been no complaints of migrants staying at the Humber View Hotel in North Ferriby, and there has channel been one unproven accusation. 

The officer urged anyone making allegations about the behaviour of migrants to contact the police if they were true.

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