Young mum Samantha Braham cannot face going back to Northfleet flat where partner James Green was killed
Samantha Braham, pictured
left, is living with her mother Sara
The partner of a man stabbed to death
at his home in Northfleet has been told she has to stay living in
the flat with their two children.
James 'Jay' Green's partner Samantha
Braham has been living with her mother Sara since his
death on June 21.
But she claims housing association
Town and Country has told her that now the court case is over, she
can either return to the flat at Holly Court on The Hive estate,
move out of the area or be made homeless.
The mother of two-year-old
Taylor-James and Tommy-Lee, one, says she wants to stay close to
her friends and family - but does not want to go back to the
home with such devastating memories.
Samantha, 21, said: "I can’t go back
there because of what I saw that night.
"It was me and my mum that found him
there and when the police finished their investigation, we went
back into the flat and the kids were looking for their dad.
"All Taylor-James did was look around
for him and I think it will mess them up living there; they're
going to be expecting their dad to still be there."
Tommy Presley, right,
left was jailed for stabbing James Green
James and Samantha met in 2008 and
moved into Holly Court with their two young children in May
The last text message Samantha
received from James on the day he died read: "I love you."
Last month, Tommy Presley, 19, of
Bankside, Northfleet, was cleared of the murder of Mr Green, 29,
convicted of manslaughter by reason of loss of control.
A second teenager - a 17-year-old from Gravesend who cannot be
named for legal reasons - was also accused of murder, but cleared
by the same jurors.
Mr Green suffered three stab wounds.
Paramedics fought to save his life, but he died in the hallway of
James Green was found
dead in Northfleet last June
Samantha's mother Sara, 41, who
lives with her 16-year-old daughter Tasha, said: "Town and Country
has turned round and said they won’t move her from that flat and
the offer is out of the area and away from me, which is no good.
What if there’s an emergency?
"Her little children associate that
flat with their mum and dad living there and it’s going to affect
them having to go back there.
"This isn't right. I phoned Gravesham
council and they said she had to stay in the flat and couldn’t
offer her anything else."
A Town and Country spokesman
said: "We sympathise with Miss Braham after what has happened and
are currently considering what would be appropriate for her housing
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