Two vulnerable men have been left homeless after a Home Office contractor locked them out of their homes.

The pair, who are both asylum seekers, have been left destitute after Serco carried out lock-change evictions.

Immigration lawyers are now working with the men to establish whether lodging fresh asylum claims is a possibility.

It is believed neither of the men had been in contact with refugee or legal services in Glasgow prior to their evictions.

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Serco's actions have been condemned by charities and activist groups who have been opposing the forced removal of refugees from their homes.

In June, the contractor announced they would be continuing with their campaign of evictions in Glasgow despite an ongoing legal challenge against the process.

Graham O’Neill, Scottish Refugee Council's policy manager, said: “This is a really dire, really grave situation.

"Until there is a final ruling on this we urge Serco to stop making people homeless and stop spreading fear and anxiety among people seeking refugee protection in Scotland.

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“Making people in this situation street homeless is absolutely unacceptable and will create a completely avoidable crisis for people who have already lived through significant trauma."

Politicians, legal representatives and pressure groups are continuing to support those at risk of removal, with Serco looking to evict 300 individuals in before their contract ends in September.

Interim interdicts are continuing to be granted at Glasgow Sheriff Court, barring Serco from evicting asylum seekers for a temporary period, with the total now sitting at 38.

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With many more still at risk, campaigners are continuing to be on high alert across the city to defend those who could be evicted from their homes.

In a statement, the Glasgow No Evictions campaign said: "This is a cowardly act on Serco’s part, targeting the most vulnerable among us, and putting them at risk of further anxiety and trauma as they navigate the UK asylum system.

"No Evictions is ready to mobilise alongside people with notices, and we urge the people of Glasgow to organise together to prevent the evictions."

Serco declined to comment on the evictions and the possibility of more in the coming weeks.