Bailiffs tell Acklam couple they owe £3,500 on Christmas Eve – but they had wrong address

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A couple received a “shocking and distressing” extra Christmas present – a visit from the bailiffs – who later admitted they got the wrong address.

Paul and Kath Spenceley, from Middlesbrough, said bailiffs “bashed at their door” on Christmas Eve while they were out before leaving a note asking for £3,500.

The couple, of Endsleigh Drive, Acklam, said they were left confused and upset by the letter – before realising it wasn’t meant for them.

Mrs Spenceley, 51, an executive assistant for Redcar and Cleveland Council, said:

“The neighbours told me that they were bashing really hard on the door and making a scene.

“They then posted the note which was from the Sheriff’s Office.

“We were so confused when we read it. We have always paid our bills. We were so upset – it’s not nice to read that you owe £3,500 –…

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