Man found ‘weeks af­ter death’

Macclesfield Express - - BEFORE THE BENCH -

A MAN’S body could have lay undis­cov­ered for al­most two weeks, an in­quest heard.

Martin Rad­cliffe died from a gas­troin­testi­nal episode in his flat at Simp­sons Court, Great King Street, Mac­cles­field, some time around July 8.

It is be­lieved he died around this time af­ter a bag of food and a dated re­ceipt were later found in the flat.

The 64-year-old grand­fa­ther’s body wasn’t found by po­lice un­til July 21.

Coro­ner Ni­cholas Rhein­berg con­cluded Mr Rad­cliffe died of nat­u­ral causes.

Mr Rad­cliffe, who worked as a cleaner at Bro­ken Cross pri­mary school, was a di­vorced dad of two.

He had bat­tled al­co­holism and suf­fered other med­i­cal prob­lems in­clud­ing deep vein throm­bo­sis, the in­quest heard.

Mr Rad­cliffe’s daugh­ters de­scribed their dad as a pri­vate man.

In his con­clu­sion Mr Rhein­berg said: “He led a soli­tary life and was only in­ter­mit­tently com­pli­ant with med­i­cal care.”

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