Paisley OAP may have been dead in flat for months Paisley OAP may have been dead in flat for months
Council housing officers have found the body of an OAP in Paisley, and it’s thought he may have been there for months. Renfrewshire Council was... Paisley OAP may have been dead in flat for months

Council housing officers have found the body of an OAP in Paisley, and it’s thought he may have been there for months.

Renfrewshire Council was repossessing the tenant’s home after repeated attempts to contact him had failed.

When they gained entry to the property that’s when they discovered his body and called the Police.

The man has been named as George Jones and lived alone in Thrushcraigs Crescent in the Hunterhill area of Paisley.

A council spokeswoman said: “Our housing officers had been trying to contact the tenant of 22 Thrushcraigs Crescent with regular visits after neighbours told us they were unsure if anyone was still in the property.

“After no response at the property for several weeks, abandonment proceedings started in July. When the house was re-possessed on 20 August, our housing officers were able to enter the house.

“After discovering a person lying on the floor in the property, they immediately alerted the emergency services.”

Police have confirmed that there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding Mr Jones death.