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flies swarming at window, no answer door, house chock full of rubbish

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Thundercrackers Thu 09-Jan-14 22:32:42

that's just it really. Elderly-ish lady living a few doors down, no family nearby, hasn't put her rubbish out this week and no light on this evening.
Am I just being the worst curtain-twitcher ever or is thia actually very concerning? I got the shivers seeing all those flies. Do you think I should ring the council in the morning and see of there's someone who could pop round and check she's ok? I don't think o could cope if it turned out she was suffering in any way and I ignored her. However, perhaps she just likes living in a crap tip? oh dear, what should I do? (off for a fret)

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BohemianGirl Thu 09-Jan-14 22:33:37

Ring 101

Coconutty Thu 09-Jan-14 22:34:09

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RafaistheKingofClay Thu 09-Jan-14 22:34:20

I'd probably ring the non-emergency police number tonight rather than waiting until tomorrow.

elvisola Thu 09-Jan-14 22:34:27

Call the non emergency police number and they will send someone out. Swarming flies at a window is indicative of a corpse.

JanetSnakehole Thu 09-Jan-14 22:34:28

I would call the police to ask for a welfare check.

LamaDrama Thu 09-Jan-14 22:34:52

Ring the Police non emergency first thing tomorrow, or now.

Dont ring the council, It sounds urgent.

fluffygal Thu 09-Jan-14 22:34:53

Yes do call 101, better safe then sorry. She may have had a fall and been unable to call for help.

LindyHemming Thu 09-Jan-14 22:35:00

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RibenaFiend Thu 09-Jan-14 22:35:27

Definitely call 101

CrestaRun Thu 09-Jan-14 22:35:27

Doesn't sound good, OP. sad

VivaLeBeaver Thu 09-Jan-14 22:35:30

Call 101 now.

Wishfulmakeupping Thu 09-Jan-14 22:35:33

I'd call 101 now

soaccidentprone Thu 09-Jan-14 22:35:34

Doesn't look or sound too good for your neighbour.

You need to ring 101

Plumpysoft Thu 09-Jan-14 22:36:05

Poor thing, please call 101

BigOrange Thu 09-Jan-14 22:36:21

Please call 101 now!

NorksAreMessy Thu 09-Jan-14 22:36:32


Hawkmoth Thu 09-Jan-14 22:36:46

The police do a lot of "concern for welfare" calls, you should phone them.

Thundercrackers Thu 09-Jan-14 22:37:06

thank you for answering me! 101 is a good idea, I hadn't thought of that- will ring them in the morning. I did have a good snoop through the window today but couldn't see anyone in there- there was a single bed parked right up next to the bay window but I couldn't tell if there was anyone in it. Don't knpw how much more snooping I cpuld do before someone calls 101 on me!

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FannyFifer Thu 09-Jan-14 22:37:26

Loads of flys at this time of year, in a house. Pretty likely the neighbour us deceased.
Phone the police immediately.

EasyCompadre Thu 09-Jan-14 22:37:44

It doesn't sound good, definitely call 101, they will certainly take it seriously.

llamallama Thu 09-Jan-14 22:37:48

Did you call? What did they say?

MacaYoniandCheese Thu 09-Jan-14 22:38:13

sad. In books, flies always mean a corpse BUT would you get that in the winter?

RafaistheKingofClay Thu 09-Jan-14 22:38:14

Yep, she's a gonner.

Can't you go and check? and do a live thread

There's a chance I've had a complete sense of humour bypass tonight. But if that was supposed to be a joke it's not even remotely funny.

QuintessentialShadows Thu 09-Jan-14 22:38:24

why wait until the morning?

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