'No coloureds' landlord taken to court by UK equality watchdog

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Buy-to-let mogul Fergus Wilson told agent to ban ‘coloured’ tenants because they left curry smells in his properties

The UK equality watchdog is seeking an injuction against buy-to-let mogul Fergus Wilson after he told his letting agent to ban “coloured” tenants because they left curry smells in his properties.

It emerged in March that Wilson, who at one time owned almost 1,000 homes across Ashford and Maidstone in Kent, emailed a local letting agency, Evolution, saying: “No coloured people because of the curry smell at the end of the tenancy.”

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