Millionaire 'knight' gets evicted from council home

A PRIMROSE Hill knight clearly took the old adage that an Englishman s home is his castle to heart by acquiring a string of expensive homes despite claiming a council flat at the same time. Sir Barry Brooks, who bought his knighthood off the internet wh

A PRIMROSE Hill "knight" clearly took the old adage that an Englishman's home is his castle to heart by acquiring a string of expensive homes despite claiming a council flat at the same time.

Sir Barry Brooks, who bought his knighthood off the internet when he was a student, moved into the disability adapted two-bedroom Gloucester Avenue flat in 1998, having lied to Camden Council that he was homeless.

He was ordered to pay rent arrears of �3,180 and costs of �9,500.

For further details of the case see tomorrow's Ham&High.