Dying man left on pavement for two hours as shoppers walk around him

This is an example of “desensitization” which society has subliminally been led too …  We’re bombarded daily with horror scenes in the news and TV programs, that many of us have lost our human compassionate side.  All part of “the big plan”.  Wake up people! Snap out of it!

Last updated at 6:32 PM on 24th May 2010

Shoppers walked past a dying man as he lay helpless on the pavement.

The man, in his 50s, was slumped outside a busy row of shops in Eastfield Road, Peterborough, for nearly two hours before someone finally came to his aid.

A passer-by eventually dialled 999 after approaching the man to see if he needed help.

Good Samaritan Tony Poll said he felt disgusted that the man had been left there for so long and blasted shoppers for having ‘no regard for human life’.

Mr Poll said: ‘Even as I stopped to help, people were saying leave him he is just drunk, but I thought I have seen drunk people before and this man is in trouble.’

When he got closer he noticed the man’s face was discoloured and he was not breathing. He immediately alerted emergency services.

He added ‘No-one cared, someone should have been able to save him or just make a simple call.

‘I am disgusted, I really am and my heart goes out to his family.’

Mr Poll had originally feared that the man, who police are trying to identify, had been the victim of a crime so tried not to disturb the scene as he desperately felt for signs of life.

He said people in the area told him the stricken man had been lying on the pavement last Friday afternoon for ‘about two hours’.

And he also praised ambulance workers who valiantly worked for more than half-an-hour to try to revive the stricken man, whose shopping lay strewn around him.

Councillor Stephen Goldspink described the incident as 'absolutely appalling' Councillor Stephen Goldspink described the incident as ‘absolutely appalling’

He said: ‘I have never seen anything like it, they really fought to save him but it was too late.

‘I wasn’t sure if he had been attacked at first and hit, so I tried not to move him too much.

‘I knew he was dead when I stopped and I honestly believe if someone had rung earlier it would be a different story.’

A spokeswoman for Cambridgeshire Police said they were not treating the death as suspicious.

Police also confirmed they had yet to identify the deceased but officers would be making inquiries to track down and notify his family.

Local councillor Marion Todd said she was ‘appalled’ at some passers-by for failing the man but said in this day and age it was sadly ‘not a surprise’.

She said: ‘This news just shows us the society we live in. People just seem to ignore everything that is going on around them.

‘This is just completely awful, my heart goes out to this poor man’s family.

‘The fact that hundreds of people, because it is a really busy street, may have just walked past is terrible. Most people have a mobile phone these days, all they had to do was call the police at the very least, even if they thought he was just some drunk.

‘But to leave him to die, I am appalled, I really am.’

Councillor Stephen Goldspink said his wife had been in the Eastfield Post Office and someone told her the man had asked for help in the area earlier after complaining of chest pains.

He added: ‘That something like this can happen in this day and age is absolutely appalling.

‘People have been talking about what happened in the area and I think many are shocked. It really is dreadful.’

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1280887/Dying-man-left-pavement-hours-shoppers-walk-him.html#ixzz0p0tYIoxb

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