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Yorkshire village hotel banned from housing asylum seekers


A hotel in East Yorkshire has been told it can no longer house asylum seekers after a council was successful in securing an interim High Court injunction.

East Riding of Yorkshire Council has confirmed that it had gone to the High Court to prevent the Hull Humber View Hotel in North Ferriby from being used for asylum seekers temporarily.

The October 28 injunction, which is attached to the front of the hotel, suspends any asylum seekers from staying there until a November 7 hearing.

The injunction also goes as far to prevent any other hotels in the East Riding of Yorkshire from being used to host asylum seekers.

The hotel, which has 95 rooms, a gym and a helipad, has come under enormous scrutiny in recent weeks.

Concern began to arise about the hotel when the website stopped taking bookings and a couple was told on October 27 that their wedding reception was being cancelled due to a government contract. 

Dean Turner and Charlotte Townend are due to get married in two weeks' time. 

The Home Office said it does not comment on individual sites used for asylum accommodation.

It added that hotels are being used as a short-term solution to the global migration crisis and all accommodation is appropriate, safe and secure.