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Best One heroes save Wapping pensioner

By on August 10, 2015 in News

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.

Harish Patel (left) and Sagar Patel (right) outside Best One

Harish Patel (left) and Sagar Patel (right) outside Best One

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.

Limehouse Emergency Reaction Team at the premises at Tower Buildings.

Limehouse Emergency Reaction Team at the premises at Tower Buildings.

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!

Tower Buildings, Brewhouse Lane, Wapping

Tower Buildings, Brewhouse Lane, Wapping

 

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