A GLASGOW asylum seeker has been left furious after all of his possessions and vital medications were taken from his home.

Egyptian asylum seeker Ahmed Said Mohammed has been in Glasgow since August 2018, and is currently living in the high rise flat in the north of the city.

Currently staying in a two-bedroom apartment managed by Home Office contractor Mears, the 25-year-old says last week he returned to his flat to find all of his worldly possessions were gone, including vital medicine he needs for his kidneys and stomach.

The incident is reported to have happened while the 25-year-old was out visiting one of Glasgow's mosques on Friday, November 8, before travelling to an appointment with his GP locally, and returning home after 5pm.

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After calling out-of-hours staff members from the Mears Group, Ahmed was eventually given a blanket so he could sleep for the night. However, no more of his belongings were given back.

Despite reports being made to police at the station in Maryhill, and to Mears themselves, Ahmed says he has had no help in finding answers as to where his money and phone have been taken.

He added: "The flat was empty - no clothes, no blanket, no anything. It was totally clear. When I pray I do not event take my money with me.

"They said they sent a guy to clean by mistake, and they would bring everything back on Monday. They tried to connect with the cleaners but they couldn't.

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"Finally at 11 o'clock they sent a blanket so I could sleep. They said that was all they could do.

"On Monday, they gave me my things, all mixed up, in a rubbish bag. What was I to do?

"My money was with my letters from the Home Office, and when they brought it back on Monday, the money was gone. My small bag with my power bank and phone was not there either.

"They came in without notice, they didn't tell me the visit. Even on Tuesday I was in the apartment, just sitting in my shorts, and there were two men here to clean. I was surprised.

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"I feel I am being lied to. I lost my money. More than a year I have lived here, and never had any problems.

"Every week I get £35, and I save £5 every week. Sometimes, I don't like it, but I only eat once a day. I feel like Mears do not care about me.

"I have never caused any trouble. I never ask for help, complain, speak to police. I never do mistakes in this country. I just want to live in peace here. I am in Scotland, it is safe here. Now this has come to me.

"If Mears say they have done wrong, then I do not need my money. But I do not like people saying I am lying. I am not stupid."

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According to Mr Mohammed, unannounced visits from Mears staff is a regular occurrence, recalling instances when he has come out of the shower to find staff members in his home.

This practise contradicts his asylum housing agreement, which states he should be given five days' notice before any visit from staff.

Now, he says he is angry with how is being treated, and that all trust between him and his landlords has been eroded.

Ahmed added: "I am angry. If I have problems, I sort them myself. I have not come here to give other people a headache. The government give me a home for free, why would I give them a problem? I want this problem fixed.

"How come, if I leave my phone, my clothes, my money, they can be taken?

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"I have more than 20 medications and for three days I did not have those medications. But what can I do?

"I do not feel safe. People have keys, they can come and go. Sometimes they come when I am not here.

"Before I was not worried, but now I can't leave anything in my home. I trusted them, but not now."

A Mears spokesperson said: “We were very sorry to have learnt that last week an asylum seeker’s room was entered by Mears staff and belongings were removed.

“It is Mears policy never to enter occupied rooms with keys without the correct notice. This incident was caused by an administrative error. Staff were brought in to clean one of the rooms at the Glasgow address in preparation for a new occupant arriving. Unfortunately they accidently entered and emptied the wrong room.

“When Mears staff learnt of the mistake they were able to retrieve items removed from the room and return them, including the medication, the next working day. Mears staff have apologised personally to the occupant and are investigating the items reported as still missing.”

A Police Scotland spokesman said: "Police Scotland can confirm that Ahmed Mohammed called at Maryhill Police Station on Monday, November 11, 2019 in relation to the removal of property from his flat. 

"Mr Mohammed was given guidance by the officer he spoke with in relation to how best to progress the issue around his missing property with his housing company. 

"Mr Mohammed was spoken at length and advised that should he require further assistance or guidance then officers at Maryhill would be happy to facilitate this."