London, Jan 8 (ANI): A 74-year-old Brit man was found dead inside the labyrinth of tunnels he had built from rubbish in his home.
Gordon Stewart is believed to have died of dehydration, after losing his way out of the mass of carrier bags, boxes, old furniture and other junk.
The cops discovered a confusing system of tunnel networking around the interior of the building with Stewart lying dead inside.
The smell was so unbearable that the police had to call in a specialist team - equipped with breathing apparatus.
Locals said that Stewart, who wore a ponytail, was often spotted riding his bike around the streets.
The neighbours became concerned after not seeing Stewart for several days, and raised the alarm.
"He was slightly eccentric, but very clever. He was just a collector," the Telegraph quoted a neighbour as saying.
"He came home with a load of cardboard boxes and lived in his own world," the neighbour added.
They also revealed that Stewart had been accumulating rubbish for at least 10 years. (ANI)