Cops Urge Help For The Lonely While Giving Free Haircut

Story ByLee Bullen, Sub EditorJoseph Golder, AgencyNewsflash

Dutch cops have been praised after investigating reports of a painfully thin OAP sat at a window every day after they bought her some hot food and gave her a haircut.

When they called round for the check up, they found that the woman was 95 years old and had no friends or visitors, and so would sit by her window all day long watching the world go by in the Dutch port city of Rotterdam.

Officers of the ‘Politie Rotterdam IJsselmonde’ posted a photo of a WPC trimming the elderly woman’s hair in order to encourage people not to neglect the elderly in the community.

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In the accompanying message, the police wrote: “We saw this 95-year-old woman who is very hard of hearing this weekend.

“She has no family or friends and sits in her chair looking out of the window all day.”

The police noticed that the OAP appeared thin and did not have much food in the house so they asked her if she wanted to eat with them.

The Dutch cops said the lonely woman “talked at 100 mph” and “ate chips for the first time in over 25 years”.

Within a flash, the 95-year-old “woman’s plate was empty”.

The police returned to the OAP’s house a few days later and found that she had tried to cut her own hair.

The Dutch cops said: “She cut her own hair because she had not been able to visit the hairdressers for a long time. Because it did not go very well, we took the scissors and tidied it up for her.”

The police added: “We hope that anyone reading this might want to help care for an elderly person, even if only for a chat.

“It is lovely to see so many messages arriving from people wanting to help the elderly woman.”

The police said they are also trying to arrange professional care for the woman with the local authorities.

They added: “The district municipality is working hard to find a place for the lady, and so far it is looking good.”

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