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Police discovered the body after they made a forced entry into his two-storey terraced house at Charlton Hill Photo by: Google Images

Father-of-two lay dead in his home for a month unnoticed

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Police discovered the body after they made a forced entry into his two-storey terraced house at Charlton Hill Photo by: Google Images

The recently discovered body of a father-of-two  in Wexford may have gone unnoticed for up to one month.

The remains of Philip Knight (49), a separated father, were discovered on Monday evening, after neighbors expressed concern that they had not seen him for some time.

The Evening Herald reports that police discovered his body after they made a forced entry into his two-storey terraced house at Charlton Hill estate in New Ross, Wexford. The man’s decomposed remains were discovered on the landing at the top of the stairs.

The father was frequently seen coming and going and he often spent two or three weeks away from home. Neighbors in the housing estate had reported a foul smell coming from Knight’s home

"He very much kept to himself. He had relatives in England so it wasn't unusual for him to be away for a few weeks and come back again. That's why no one in the area was suspicious that he wasn't seen for a while," one neighbor told the newspaper.

A police spokeswoman said that his body was removed to Waterford Regional Hospital for a post-mortem examination.

"This will determine the nature of the investigation but at this stage there is nothing to suggest foul play was involved," she said.

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