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ProductsToilet, Basins
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Hoarder found dead by police in home with no electricity or indoor toilet

Tue, 25 Jan 2022 20:30:00

A man described as a hoarder and not seen for nearly a month by neighbours was found dead in his home by police.

Officers attended the Scunthorpe property where they discovered the body of the elderly man after receiving reports of concern for his wellbeing.

Humberside Police confirmed that the death is not being treated as suspicious.

It is believed the deceased had no indoor toilet and no working electric or heating in the home.

Relatives of the man's neighbours say he also had problems with a 15-year long water leak alongside several other issues, Grimsby Live reports.

Tony Graves, who visits loved ones in the property next door, said: "The last we saw of him was just before Christmas when we heard him crashing and banging in the house and his windows occasionally opening and closing.

"We think he had a lot of issues with his house as we know he'd been dealing with a water leak for around 15 years that had also caused parts of my relative's property to flood.

"However, he often barricaded himself in so no one could ever get in to see him or help.

"Then his fence caved in to the neighbouring garden due to the weight of all the things he had leaning up against it and all his possessions fell on to her lawn.

The man's garden fence collapsed due to the volume of items pressing against it. © Tony Graves The man's garden fence collapsed due to the volume of items pressing against it.

"As far as we're aware, he had no family and was living on his own."

Mr Graves said the man was always pleasant when he spoke to him.

He said: "He was alright whenever I talked to him, but he was a very private man.

"I was really surprised when I saw into the house when the fence fell over though.

It's thought that the house has no electric or gas. © Tony Graves It's thought that the house has no electric or gas.

"There were no windows or doors by the looks of things and there was no inside toilet, only an out house in the back garden.

"I do believe the toilet inside was just a piece of cardboard in the kitchen with some toilet roll next to it.

"Sadly, I think the house is only fit for a bulldozer now, but people shouldn't have to live like that - it's not right."

A Humberside Police spokesperson said: "Officers were called to a premise on Churchfield Road, Scunthorpe on Friday, January 14 following reports of concerns for a man’s safety at approximately 4.50pm.

"Upon arrival it was discovered that a man had sadly died. His death is not being treated as suspicious and our thoughts remain with his family at this sad time."

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