The last batch of the 150 families who had been fighting eviction from the Diamond Hill squatter village were forced out last night by 200 Housing Department and police officers. They evicted about 10 families who had refused to leave Tai Hom village, with the last ones departing at 7.30pm after their last-minute bid to stay failed. Some had to be forcibly removed by police, but there were no arrests. Among them was Diamond Farm owner Lam Siu Hei, 81, who had to abandon more than 2,000 pots holding 100 types of orchid. Having turned down three rehousing offers, his family of six has moved in with relatives. 'I'm so sad that I have to part with my orchids,' he said. 'I've been here with them for 53 years. I'm too heartbroken to plant orchids again.' His daughter, Lim Bun-ngee, 30, said he was fighting for more compensation and hoped the Government would find a place for him to re-open his farm. During the eviction, housing officers broke the doors and windows of families who had locked themselves inside their huts. Five police officers had to remove a 68-year-old man. Another man, 56, said he felt ill during the stand-off and was taken to hospital for a check-up. All the huts were sealed with iron grilles and the village was fenced off. Only busy San Hing Road is still open, as it is a corridor from the MTR station to the San Po Kong factory area. Ng Chi-ming, 48, said he and his wife and eight-year-old son would sleep in the street last night after they were evicted for the second time. He lost his right to be rehoused in a public rental flat because he bought a home-ownership flat in 1998, which he had to give up after business losses during the economic crisis. 'This has been my home for 20 years,' Mr Ng said. 'I won't leave unless they give me a public rental flat in this district, which I'm entitled to.' Chief housing manager Lee Keng-sum said: 'The clearance operation ran smoothly with no unhappy incidents.' An attempt to clear the squatter area in November failed. An 11th-hour stand-off with 700 squatters who refused to move ended with an agreement by authorities to postpone the demolition. Many left after the department improved their resettlement offers.