VOLUNTEERS at a new homeless shelter are furious after it was shut down following complaints from a nearby school.
The drop in shelter opened last month in La Linea gave rough sleepers a bed for the night.
But the Junta – which owns the building – has now closed it down because it was unauthorized.
Mary Finlay, 59, who has been taking soup to the town’s homeless for the last four months, is indignant about the whole situation.
“To have a bed for the night was a wonderful thing after sleeping rough for months,” she said. “Now that has been taken away.”
The building was formerly used by nuns to look after Moroccans who arrived in Spain by illegal boats, known as ‘pateras’.