Woman found starving to death on millionaires row hadnt eaten for weeks

A woman was found "starving to death" and had been without food for two weeks, despite living on a street dubbed "millionaire's row' because of sky high house prices.

Community worker Teresa Farrell said she was shocked to be called out to a bungalow on apparently well-heeled Solihull road in Solihull, a leafy market town just south east of Birmingham.

"I'm starving!" was the cry from the woman inside, Teresa said in a chat with Birmingham Live.

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Teresa, who runs the Push On Wellbeing (POW) community interest company and several other projects, told the title: "Me and one of my volunteers went to this lady's bungalow. 

"I had her information before I went in and gave her a call before we knocked on her door.

"She just shouted out 'I'm starving'. We ran to the door, she let us in and honest to god I have never seen anything like it."

Teresa claimed the woman, in her sixties, had said she had not eaten in two weeks and expressed exasperation at the fact no local food bank was able to help her.

"If we hadn't got that food to her she would be dead now," Teresa added. 

"Something desperately needs to change. I have heard of people starving to death but when you see somebody there are big alarm bells going off."

The volunteer told of the problem of food insecurity in the south of the borough. She said people were "brushing it under the carpet because it's supposed to be a rich part of Solihull".

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Teresa added: "Everybody is in the same boat. I don't care where they live or where they are from or what house or what car they are driving. Something desperately needs to change.

"This woman lives around the corner from the poshest place in Solihull and she's starving to death. What is going on? There was no help for her. 

"It's just horrendous. We have picked her back up and we are looking after he now."


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