Drug party gran pleads for help from tent

Great gran Caroline Moss has been reduced to camping in a farmer's field after she was evicted from her home in Shuttlewood
Great gran Caroline Moss has been reduced to camping in a farmer's field after she was evicted from her home in Shuttlewood

A great gran who was kicked out of her home after allegedly hosting drug-fuelled all night parties has been reduced to camping in a field – and claims she is the victim of a “witch hunt”.

Bolsover District Council obtained a court order to board-up a house in Chesterfield Road, Shuttlewood, for three-months after residents were allegedly subjected to continuous anti social behaviour from tenant, Caroline Moss, 59.

Great gran Caroline Moss has been reduced to camping in a farmer's field after she was evicted from her home in Shuttlewood

Great gran Caroline Moss has been reduced to camping in a farmer's field after she was evicted from her home in Shuttlewood

Ms Moss was evicted from her home three months ago and has been camped in a farmer’s field, close by her former home, ever since.

Yesterday (Thurs) a Derbyshire Times reporter went to see Ms Moss in the field to get her side of the story.

Ms Moss, or Carol as she prefers to be called, said: “In terms of the parties – that is just not true.

“I do not take drugs either. I did used to shout sometimes, but I suffer with mental illness, so cannot really help it.

“I feel like I’ve been the victim of a witch hunt from neighbours. If the parties were so bad, why were the police never called?”

Ms Moss’ grandson, who was also present, confirmed Carol suffers with paranoid delusional schizophrenia, and takes medication for the condition.

Carol said: “I’ve asked the council for help, I’ve asked social services for help, I’ve asked mental health services for health and nobody will help me.

“Nobody in my family can help me either.”

She added: “It’s nice and sunny this afternoon. But it’s getting so cold at night and in the morning now, I’m too old for all this.

“I cry myself to sleep sometimes. I just want help.”

We are currently awaiting statements from Bolsover District Council and Derbyshire County Council.

For the full story, see next week’s Derbyshire Times.