‘Incredibly sinister’ Plantation Wharf estate agent’s blog ‘sheds light on death of homeless man’

A web post from an estate agent that appears to shed light on a homeless man who was killed by a fire on a barge in Battersea has been described as ‘incredibly grim’ by an area councilor.

Wandsworth councilor Aydin Dikerdem was researching the Plantation Wharf development in west London, which horrified Londoners because there were buildings named after the transatlantic slave trade when he discovers an article of agents Eden Harper on the diet.

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‘Some residents remember Battersea seafront in a much different light, of course,’ read the message from the independent Brixton and Battersea estate agent.

“Before the development arose, it is said, resided nearby a harmless fellow with abnormal habits who had taken up residence on what lived on a dilapidated barge.

“The story goes that one night, while plans for gentrification were underway, a mysterious fire destroyed the gruesome ship and the eccentric inhabitant was never heard from or seen again.”

Dikerdem told MyLondon he couldn’t believe anyone would brazenly discuss a horrific death like this.

“[It’s] kind of a joke about a possible homicide in order to gentrify the riverside,” he said.

“It’s part of how we sort of trivialize the nature of what happened historically.”

The Wandsworth adviser added that the flippant tone of the message was one of the most shocking aspects.

“They just say in such a way that they don’t recognize what they’re talking about [after that] they just jumped on the celebrities a bit,” Dikerdem said.

Research by the charity Crisis has found that people who sleep rough are almost 17 times more likely to have experienced violence and 15 times more likely to have experienced verbal abuse in the past. past year compared to the general public.

Speaking to MyLondon about the issue, the crisis charity’s director of policy and external affairs, Matt Downie, said: ‘We know that people who are homeless, particularly those rough sleepers, can often deal with dangerous situations in their daily lives. day life.

“It is incredibly serious and can often lead to injury and, in the worst case scenario, even death. The brutalities of homelessness are real, unacceptable and should not be taken lightly.

Eden Harper has been contacted for comment.

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