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Pensioner lived in 'Dark Age' conditions

A case worker has described conditions faced by one pensioner in Nottingham as like "something from the Dark Ages".

Patrick Doyle was living in a house with no gas and electricity, and no indoor toilet. His windows were broken and he cooked in an old fireplace.

His situation is being turned around thanks to intervention from the charity Age UK, however they have warned that his situation is far from unique.

Mr Doyle and his case worker showed BBC News around his home.

  • 28 Dec 2010
  • From the section UK