CCTV footage showing one homeless man inside a truck's compactor
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CCTV shows homeless man tipped in bin lorry compactor

CCTV footage has been released showing a homeless man being tipped into a bin lorry's compactor.

He had been sleeping rough in a commercial recycling bin at the time.

The man was saved after the truck's driver saw the incident on his monitor.

The footage was supplied to the BBC's Victoria Derbyshire programme by waste management firm Biffa. Its head of safety Tim Standring describes what happened.

Watch reporter Jim Reed's full film, about the reported rise of homeless people sleeping in bins, on the Victoria Derbyshire website.

  • 01 Mar 2016