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Skippy died

In Launceston, Cornwall, Sandy Kendle – known as ‘Skippy’ because he liked to rifle through waste skips – died after drinking 16 pints of beer.

An inquest into his death in May this year has heard that Skippy, 49, was an alcoholic kleptomaniac, who was found face down on the site of a former DIY shop. A report from his GP said in 2008 Skippy was accustomed to drinking 58 units of booze a day – equivalent to two bottles of whisky.

He’d cut down and was on 17 cans of beer twice a week before he died. Verdict: natural causes.

Picture source: Kozzmo