Residents of nearby village say water mains and sewers can’t cope with large numbers of new arrivals at RAF Wethersfield

Residents in the village of Wethersfield in Essex have described the newly opened asylum seeker accommodation on the military base there as a “stalag”.

The Home Office’s controversial plans to accommodate some asylum seekers on military bases – RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire along with Wethersfield and the Bibby Stockholm barge which has docked at Portland in Dorset – has distressed residents who say their areas do not have the infrastructure to cope with the new arrivals.

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