A pensioner has been forced to sleep in his van for almost a week after he was made homeless.

Anthony White, 65, has been living with his son Ezra on for almost a year after he and his wife divorced. However, Ezra’s was due to have a baby, and this meant that his bedsit would not be able to house four people.

Mr White and Ezra made the decision that he would move out and filled for homelessness earlier this month (October 5).

He was told to come to Wandsworth Housing on October 19 for an interview with relevant documents.

Mr White said: “I took all the documents they had asked me to bring but when I spoke to an employee, it felt like she was quite dismissive of me. I told her that my son could not get time off work to come to the meeting, but I had a letter written by him.

“Despite having all the documents, I was dismissed and told that they could not help me. I have no where to go, my son can’t house me because he has a family to take care off.”

Mr White has become distressed and upset by the council’s apparent treatment, he currently has no where to go and has been sleeping in his van.

A Wandsworth Council spokesperson said: “Mr White has applied to us for housing and we are now assessing his application and the background information he has provided to us.”