Death of old man who said no to help

A reclusive pensioner who lay dead in his Cheshunt home for over seven weeks before being discovered, may have been saved if he had reached out for help from local community services – it emerged this week.

Ron Salmon, 75, whose badly decomposing corpse was found by horrified Broxbourne Council workers at his flat in quiet Laburnum Close, had a pull cord community alarm at his home, which he could press in case of an emergency.

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