Cardon Banfield died in Worcester by the River Severn sometime in June/early July 2016, in a tent, alone. A passer-by smelt then saw his badly decomposed body. A cause of death nor a timeline could not be established due to the condition of the body. The coroner recorded an Open Verdict on Monday 10th October and I write this a week later with still no justification made.
THIS IS NOT GOOD ENOUGH. 3 months in to a new commissioned service, Worcester City Council have created a service (CCP) which has systematically FAILED an elderly gentleman living by the side of the River Severn in Worcester.
Neither CCP or Worcester City Council have made a comment to JUSTIFY why he was alone and no alarm bells were ringing when no one had seen him.
This is an URGENT call for Worcester City Council Officers and Political Leaders to explain and justify how Cardon was missed and immediately review its service for Rough Sleepers in Worcester.
I don’t want to see Mr Banfield dying in vain. Someone is responsible and they will be found out.
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