"I'm lucky I didn't get burgled": Bromley woman claims fire brigade left her door open for six hours

PUBLISHED: 11:51 08 February 2017

Katie Hunt had just returned from a weekend in Paris

Katie Hunt had just returned from a weekend in Paris


The fire brigade allegedly gained access while investigating a water leak in

Ms Hunt returned to a broken front doorMs Hunt returned to a broken front door

A Bromley woman has criticised the fire brigade after claiming her front door was left open for six hours after they gained access to investigate a water leak.

Katie Hunt came back from a weekend away in Paris on Sunday evening to find the front door of her flat in Burnt Ash Lane had been broken open, leaving it vulnerable to intruders.

A neighbour told her about the damage, which she claims was part of an investigation into a water leak in the flat two floors below.

She said: “The fire brigade were called at 3pm and I did not get back until 9pm. My door was left open for six hours.

“I am still chasing my landlord and can’t leave my property, and I’m still chasing the fire brigade to find out why they needed to get into my property.

“I am lucky I didn’t get burgled. I can’t lock my door.”

Ms Hunt claims she called a locksmith but the door is too badly damaged to fix.

“My daughter missed school on Monday and we had to get someone to look after my property while I got her to my friend’s.

“The fire brigade said fill in a complaint form. This is what I have been doing for the past couple of days, but no-one has got back to me.”

A spokesperson for London Fire Brigade said: “We are currently investigating the circumstances of this complaint and will keep Ms Hunt informed of the outcome of the investigation.”

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