Body found following 'bad smell' complaints
RESIDENTS of a Swansea apartment block where the body of a dead man was found say they complained about a bad smell coming from his apartment for several days before he was discovered.
Police were called two days ago to Monmouth House, Mannheim Quay, where they found the body of a pensioner in a ground floor flat.
Officers said they were not treating the death as suspicious, and that the coroner had been informed.
It is unclear at this stage when the man died.
Monmouth House residents, who have asked the Post not to name them, alleged the unpleasant smell was first reported several days ago — a claim disputed by managing agents Mainstay.
One resident claimed the smell had been building for up to two weeks.
"Lots of my neighbours, and me, told the property company," she said.
"When I complained, a cleaner came and sprayed air freshener in the corridor."
She said she and others continued to report the problem, but eventually asked the police to investigate.
A spokeswoman for Mainstay offered its condolences to the dead man's family.
She said Mainstay was responsible for the maintenance of communal shared areas, not individual flats.
She added: "We received a call on August 12 complaining of a smell in the development, possibly attributable to a resident's habitual lifestyle. As Monmouth House does not have any on-site staff, the contracted cleaners were sent to clean the communal areas but did not report any particularly unusual smell.
"However, two further calls were received on August 15 — one advising the smell was getting worse and the second one to advise that the police had been called and that sadly, a person had been found dead."