A sad incident happened in Underwood Lane at 3 o'clock when two fire engines Ambulances and Police cars block off the lane for an hour. An old man Les from Underwood Lane had a fire in his house its not clear how this started but he may have done it him self as he was drunk. Its a sad case as he lost his young daughter to Anorexia a few years ago and he hasnt got over it. He lives alone and had to sell his house and should move to a flat any time now. This has brought back memories and he feels is leaving her behind. This has lead to depression and drinking he has also been coughing up blood and he fears he has cancer and is afraid to go to hospital so he drank. He has had similar incidents in the past few weeks and Police had to be called.
They got him out of the house but he refused to go to hospital and myself and others talked him around, he was holding onto this dog and the Police etc wouldnt do anything in case they got bit. The question now is what will happen they may section him to force treatment on him but then after 28 days he would be back again so its not the real answer. Last time the Police smashed his window to get in but it was never repaired which is a disgrace as he is a 74 year old man. We got him in the ambulance without the need for the Police to drag him in apparently he had been sleeping in the shed. Lets hope he is ok and get help his family are no were to be seen but you can bet they would turn up if he died