Wednesday, 23 June 2021

Paralysed pensioner in 24 hour power cut

A WOMAN who cares for her paralysed husband has complained after being left helpless by a 24-hour power cut.

Marjorie Tierney, 76, had to cope by herself when she lost the electricity supply at her home in Whitchurch Hill that she shares with her husband Michael.

Now she is afraid of another power cut in case the same thing happens and has called on her power supplier to do more to help vulnerable customers like her.

She also complained to Henley MP John Howell who has pledged to take up the issue with the energy minister.

Mr Tierney, also 76, suffers from advanced motor neurone disease and can no longer move any part of his body except his eyes. He and his wife, who have been married for 51 years, live in a specially adapted house and depend on power around the clock.

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