Update 4 October 2015: Sad to report that Billy passed away in hospital during the week.
Staff from Best One supermarket in Wapping Lane saved, Billy, a housebound Wapping pensioner from a lonely fate today.
Best One staff have been delivering groceries to the elderly gentleman in his flat at Tower Buildings Brewhouse Lane for seven years.
When Harish Patel and Sagar Patel received no response to repeated knocks on the door at approximately 11.45 AM this morning they became concerned and dialled 999.
Collapsed on floor
Police officers from the Limehouse Emergency Response Team (ERT) attended immediately and forced the door with a battering ram.
Inside they found the elderly resident collapsed on the floor where he had been for two days, unable to trigger his emergency alarm.
London Ambulance Service attended and took the patient, who has not been named, to the Royal London Hospital for treatment.
Wapping’s Best Two
The prompt action of Harish and Sagar are typical of the Best One staff and show the best of Wapping’s community.
Well done Harish and Sagar!