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05/11/2012

David Akinsanya uncovers the secret world of stateless children and discovers how they are open to exploitation, abuse and deprived of their basic rights. Katie Knapman finds out how Crossrail is giving archaeologists a rare glimpse into London's past. And - food critic Nigel Barden unearths the capital's historic orchards and samples a new variety of London apple.

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29 minutes

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Mon 5 Nov 2012 19:30
BBC One London

Children 'with no state' in UK

Children 'with no state' in UK

Hundreds of children living rough in London and other cities may have no nationality, the BBC has found.

 

Inside Out London has uncovered stories of children who according to official records do not exist - some forced into sex work to eat.

 

Further research by the BBC suggests it is a UK-wide problem.

 

Read the full story on the BBC News website.

Video: Children 'with no state' in UK

Video: Children 'with no state' in UK

Tony, 17, who has been sleeping on buses since his father kicked him out while living in the UK.

 

Tony said: "It is a struggle. If you are hungry you need money.

 

"But if I steal I end up going in prison and that's not me, I don't want that."

 

After two years of living on the streets and struggling to find food and shelter, Tony's health is deteriorating.

 

Watch a video feature about Tony on the BBC News website.

Credits

Role Contributor
PresenterMatthew Wright
Series ProducerAndy Richards
ReporterDavid Akinsanya
ReporterKatie Knapman

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