London Lite Thursday, 13 August 2009 11 The travellers on benefits accused of trashing a 1m home by karen attwood Taxpayer-funded: the trashed 1m five-bed detached property in Totteridge THESE are the travellers who are refusing to leave a 1m north London home they allegedly trashed. John and Serena Connors and their seven children are being housed in the five-bedroom detached house in Totteridge while taxpayers pick up the 2,400-a-month bill. But landlords Zulfi and Sapna Bukhari, both 38, are desperate to get them out. They claim the travel- lers have caused tens of thousands of pounds in damage. Mrs Bukhari sobbed as she described the couples battle to get the Connors, originally from Co Wexford, in Ireland, evicted. She said it was difficult as they seem to know the system, adding: Its horrible. I thought we should let the house out to a large, struggling family who dont have much, to give them a chance to live somewhere nice. But now I wish I hadnt. Mrs Bukhari claimed that within weeks a radiator had been pulled off a wall and the water made the ceiling collapse. Theyve twice blocked the drains so sewage flowed on to the pavement, she added. They have thrown food, clothes, cat excrement and all manner of rubbish into neighbours gardens. The Connors, whose children are aged between four and 19, were placed in the house by Barnet council in February due to a shortage of council housing. Mrs Connors said: This is all lies. The landlady doesnt like travellers. Im going to get her done for harassment. Sound&Lite PoSt yoUr ibLoG reVIewS at thisislondon.co.uk/lite TOP 10 GAMES Gamesreviews GI Joe: The RIse of CobRa (Ds) Simple gameplay is the order of the day in this disappointing movie tie-in. The graphics let down what is a decent old-school shooter. (eA, 24.99) ashes CRICkeT 2009 (Wii) Don your whites and enjoy gameplay modes for up to four players. its fun to wield the Wii remote as a bat, but the controls are unreliable. (Codemasters, 34.99) ALISTAIR FOSTER 1 (-) Ashes Cricket 2009 (Codemasters) 2 (1) Wii Sports Resort (nintendo) 3 (2) Wii Fit (nintendo) 4 (3) Tiger Woods pgA Tour 10 (eA Sports) 5 (5) Fight Night Round 4 (eA Sports) 6 (4) Harry potter And The Half- Blood prince (eA Games) 7 (10) Call Of Juarez: Bound In Blood (Ubisoft) 8 (11) Mario Kart Wii (nintendo) 9 (-) g-Force (Disney interactive Studios) 10(7) The Sims 3 (eA Games) Source: UK Chart Track Fighting eviction: travellers John and Serena Connors index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html