Body lay under sofa for 10 years


A body lay undiscovered under a sofa in a sheltered flat in Bristol for nearly 10 years, an inquest has heard.

The dead man, Denis Pring, 73, had been living with city council tenant Alan Derrick, who has learning difficulties.
The inquest heard Mr Derrick did not want to tell the authorities that Mr Pring had died because he was worried he would be evicted.
The coroner recorded an open verdict into Mr Pring’s death at the hearing in Flax Bourton, near Bristol.
Mr Pring is believed to have died at some point between April and June 1998.
The inquest heard that he had been living in the flat unofficially.
Mr Derrick, the dead man’s friend and drinking partner, had invited him to stay there because he had nowhere else to go.
But when he died suddenly, Mr Derrick panicked and worried that he might be evicted.
– News Story

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    Ammara said,

    ohhh….
    poor dude


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