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Squatting law change: 'Victims will become criminals'

31 August 2012 Last updated at 09:08 BST

Squatting in a residential building in England and Wales becomes a criminal offence on Saturday, meaning squatters would face jail or a fine.

The maximum penalty will be six months in jail, a £5,000 fine, or both.

Ash Marks, who is squatting at a house in Birmingham, said the change in the law would turn victims into criminals.