Body found in flat on Tai Po estate

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 02 October, 2010, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 02 October, 2010, 12:00am

Police officers found the decomposing body of a 60-year-old man inside a public housing flat in Tai Po yesterday. A security guard, 50, called the emergency services after detecting a pungent odour emanating from the flat in Shin Lun House on Fu Shin Estate at about 9.30am. Firefighters broke into the flat and found the body on a sofa. Police said the deceased, who lived alone, had suffered from an illness. They said an initial investigation had found nothing suspicious.