West Mids Police Staff Club Together For Vulnerable Man

19 November 2018, 05:23 | Updated: 19 November 2018, 05:25

Francis tracy

Police staff clubbed together to buy new clothes for a vulnerable elderly man after officers conducting a welfare check found him injured and in urgent need of help.

West Midlands Police said Francis Tracey contacted social services, but his partial deafness meant he was unable to tell them what was wrong.

Police officers John King and Rebecca Crowley visited Mr Tracey's home in Stechford in the east of the city where they discovered the resident in total darkness, with no heating or food, and wearing tattered clothes. He also had a badly infected hand wound.

Officers said Mr Tracey's plight prompted their colleagues to join them in chipping in money to buy the elderly man a new outfit, boots and a coat while he is recovering in hospital.