Thousands of maggots fall into woman's kitchen

Thousands of maggots fall into woman's kitchen
Published: 2014 September 29 14:04:19 (11024 Views)
37-year-old Karen Davy was horrified to discover that thousands of maggots falling into their kitchen were from a body, which had been decomposing in the flat upstairs for a month.

The housewife, who shares the flat with her teacher husband Tayo, 40, and their children Naledi, 15, Caira, 11, Micah, ten, and Ayanda, nine, said it has now become overrun with the maggots and flies.

Mother-of-four Mrs Davy, 37, said: 'I can't even sleep at night. I have been sitting up waiting for them to appear, and then frantically cleaning with a bucket of bleach when they do.

'The kids are traumatised. The younger ones are frightened to go into the kitchen. I'm disgusted by the maggots, but more traumatised by what happened to my neighbour.

'The housing group first said they would come round, but then said it was nothing to do with them - it was only when I got the police involved we found the problem.
 
'And they still haven't sorted it. We've blocked the hole ourselves, but they are still finding a way in. Now they are starting to turn into flies, and the council still haven't cleaned out his flat. It's disgusting.'



The family first noticed a few maggots on September 17 but returned from a meal two days later to find hundreds in their kitchen.

After several sleepless nights, she began asking neighbours if they were suffering similar problems, and with the help of a caretaker peered into the flat above.

Police broke into the property and discovered the body of ex-Gulf War soldier Richard Williams, 41, on September 22.

And, a week after the body was found, Mrs Davy claims Southern Housing has still not cleaned the upstairs property.

A Southern Housing spokesman admitted they had not been able to clean the flat above because of the police probe.

The company has now carried out some pest control treatment in Mrs Davy's flat.




Source - DailyMail

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