Environmental teams help homeless man found living in fridge

Man in fridge

On a typical day, the role of our environmental health officers is to take on rogue landlords and tenants. But this week, they came across an unusual case – a homeless man found in disused fridge.

 The discovery was first made by a local street sweeper in Rayners Lane who alerted environmental health. Upon inspection they found clothing, excrement and food. Outside wasn’t much better with rubbish scattered around.

The good news is that the team are now working with a local church to help find the homeless person a safe warm place to stay.

Cllr Graham Henson, cabinet member for environment said:
“Normally our environmental health teams take action against rogue landlords and tenants. On this occasion, they are working with local street pastors to help find this homeless person a safe and warm place to live. If residents see similar instances in the borough they can report it to us via our website.”