A young mum has spoken of her horror at being forced to live in a flat that is damp, mouldy, has bed bugs and silverfish.

Em Sandford and her 10-week-old baby moved into the temporary accommodation in September and says it's been "treated" twice in the last two weeks but the problems keep coming back.

The 21-year-old, who also lives in the property with her boyfriend, Dylan Benson, 20, said mould is growing on walls next to the bed, on the floor and over the bathroom walls at the block of two-storey flats in Rubery, Birmingham.

The mould has even started growing on a skateboard, pram and suitcase.

Em Sandford, 20, moved into the property with her 10-week-old baby and partner

Miss Sandford told BirminghamLive : "It's infested with silverfish, there's been bed bugs which have been biting my son and there's also been a massive mould and damp problem," Miss Sandford told BirminghamLive.

"It's been treated twice in the last two weeks, but has come back. I feel totally disgusted. I've literally just been dumped here and they've left me to it.

"We've tried everything with the mould. We've treated it with bleach and the council came out to treat it and both times it's grown back within a few days."

The 21-year-old new mum says there is silver fish and bed bugs which have bitten her son

She added: "I would ideally like to be moved. A girl I was living with in a B&B was moved after two-days of complaining about bed bugs after being in contact with a local MP.

"She now has a temporary self-contained one bedroom flat for her and her daughter. I'd like similar if possible. I'm in contact with two MPs currently and am waiting for the council to even acknowledge their requests."

She was previously diagnosed with anxiety, PTSD and is also clinically depressed.

Miss Sandford says the mould in the property has been treated twice but it comes back

"I really at my wit's end as to what I can do. I've been thrown from pillar to post with everyone I've tried to speak to. The council are ignoring my emails. I don't know what to do at this point," she added.

The mum has previously lived in temporary council living at a hotel in Bearwood, a mother and baby unit in Small Heath and a B&B in Erdington over the last three-years.

Mirror Online has approached Birmingham City Council for comment.