A HOMELESS woman placed in an Eastbourne hotel says she was living with gangsters and drug dealers who were trying to put her on the game.

She said: “I was put in Eastbourne since October, I was begging them to move me and I finally left about five weeks ago.”

The council moved more than 130 people into Eastbourne hotels last year without telling the borough council there, according to the town’s MP.

The woman said: “I was moved from Brighton to Eastbourne and they put me in with gangsters and drug dealers, who were trying to put me on the game.

“The management there said this is not safe.”

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