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Homeless man Daniel Gauntlett dies frozen on doorstep of empty bungalow in Aylesford
Homesless Daniel Gauntlett died outside this bungalow in Aylesford
by Chris Hunter
A tarpaulin, a pillow, a dirty old jacket, a carrier bag and a few worthless items strewn over the veranda of a boarded-up bungalow.
This is where homeless Daniel Gauntlett tried to find shelter through a bitterly cold winter and where, on a freezing night on Saturday, he finally succumbed to the cold.
Mr Gauntlett, 35, was found the next morning by a passer-by who spotted his body from the pavement.
His belongings still left where he died, residents in Hermitage Lane, Aylesford, reacted with sadness to the news and said Mr Gauntlett had become a familiar sight in the street.
And they said the sadness was compounded by the fact he died outside an empty bungalow due to be bulldozed.
Police had reportedly been called previously after he tried to break into the bungalow. And so Mr Gauntlett, had taken the fatal decision to abide by the law.
Derek Bailey, 80, who lives next door, said Mr Gauntlett had not appeared to be in ill health.
Dales’ John: Carers need more help
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John Middleton is pleased the storyline has provoked public reaction
Emmerdale’s John Middleton has said he hopes his current storyline helps highlight that people caring for the elderly need more support.
Former vicar Ashley Thomas has been struggling to look after his elderly father Sandy (Freddie Jones) and even became abusive under pressure. John is pleased the storyline has provoked public reaction as he believes it is an issue people need to talk about more.