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Nottingham couple who met while homeless reveal how they escaped life on streets during pandemic

"We have stuck behind each other," say Anthony Smith and Samantha Riley, who found themselves sleeping rough on the streets of Nottingham amid the coronavirus pandemic.


Anthony, now 48, became homeless for the very first time when he was just 21 and has lived his life on and off the streets ever since.


He lost his leg seven years ago following complications with an injecting site, leaving him bound to a wheelchair.

The pair met around the same time, when Samantha, 42, had just recently become homeless and very nearly took her own life until Anthony convinced her otherwise.


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