Ed Sheeran DENIES building 5ft railings outside mansion ‘to prevent rough sleeping’

Ed Sheeran

by A Jakes |
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Satsuma-haired Galway Girl warbler Ed Sheeran has angrily hit back at claims he built railings around his mansion in order to stop rough sleepers.

The singer was forced to deny allegations he built 5ft railings to prevent homeless people sleeping nearby after the story hit the press.

Ed responded to the claims with an angry Instagram message rant (very 2018) to his 21.5 million followers.

Addressing the publication directly, Ed wrote 'Your story is b*****.

Ed Sheeran

"I have done lots of work in the past for crisis and shelter and would never build railings outside my home for that reason.

"The reason was to keep the paps that you employ from being on my doorstep. Have a good day.

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The Sun reported that his planning application cited “preventing opportunities for rough sleeping,” when proposing the railings.

Ed's spokesperson added: "This is a standard planning application, which was not written by Ed, and it is not reflective of Ed’s views or feelings on homelessness.

This backlash is hardly surprising as Ed has previously shared how he used to sleep rough as a teenage musician.

Ed has referenced his troubled past with lyrics such as, '“It’s not a homeless night for me/ I’m just home less than I used to be.”

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