Man found ‘weeks after death’
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.”