Pensioner found dead at St Albans home after gas leak

PUBLISHED: 11:10 10 November 2014 | UPDATED: 11:10 10 November 2014

A man, believed to be in his 80s, has been found dead at his home in St Albans.

A man, believed to be in his 80s, has been found dead at his home in St Albans.

Archant

A pensioner was found dead at his home in St Albans yesterday (9) after a carbon monoxide alarm sounded which triggered concerns about his welfare.

A neighbour entered the house in London Road and found a gas leak and an uncoscious man. Fire, police and ambulance services were called to the house at around 8.15pm and the man, said to be in his 80s, was pronounced dead at the scene.

It is believed he did not die as a result of the gas leak but had died some time before.

The death is not being treated as suspicious and the case has been passed on to the coroner.

More news stories

35 minutes ago

There was a series of break-ins around St Albans at the weekend.

10:37

St Albans man Dayle Rostron has gone missing.

07:47

Bus companies are holding a public meeting in St Albans to let residents know about the available services.

Yesterday, 09:00

A former St Albans district councillor received an MBE at Buckingham Palace for his work helping the community.

CountryPhile

I should probably have taken the hint! Walking out into the garden recently an unprecedented flock of thirty or more crows raucously greeted me from the treetops at the bottom of my garden. Cawing and croaking these big, black birds clung clumsily to the top most branches and twigs, jostling and flapping to stay balanced in a constant flurry of feathers. There is always something ominous about crows – they are after all carrion crows, the vultures of the bird world – always watching for scraps and weakness that might mean their next meal.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the The Herts Advertiser e-edition E-edition
Zoo Watch CountryPhile

Newsletter Sign Up

Herts Advertiser weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read stories

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists

Herts Most Wanted Herts Business Awards