Just what IDS wanted!!!
This article titled Benefits Street: Channel 4 Moves Residents To Safe Houses Following Death Threats and written by Steven Preece was first published by the Welfare News Service on 24 January 2014 and has been reproduced here with permission.
Some of the residents of James Turner Street in Birmingham, who starred in Channel 4′s highly controversial ‘Benefits Street’ documentary, have been placed in safe houses following a string of death threats, it has been revealed.
The highly emotive documentary has rarely been out of the news since the first episode was aired by Channel 4, and has been met with increasing criticism for how it portrayed benefit claimants, with one petition demanding that the show be scrapped securing close to 60,000 signatures, at the time of publishing this article.
It is claimed by residents on the street that they have received threats of violence against them and even death…
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