The Shropshire Star report:

New figures released by the Money Advice Trust, a debt advice charity, show that Shropshire Council used bailiffs 5,295 times to collect their debts in the last year.

In Telford, the figure was 2,839, while across the border in Powys, bailiffs were called on 2,509 times.

All three councils are below the national average for using bailiffs, at around four per cent of the time.

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