A SEAVIEW man left his 83-year-old mother in an armchair for two years before she died at their shared home, a court has heard.

Hazel Kimber was found dead at her Ryde Road home in 2015.

Her son, Anthony Kimber, 61, denied manslaughter by gross negligence and causing or allowing the death of a vulnerable adult at a trial this week at Winchester Crown Court.

The BBC reported prosecutors said Mr Kimber failed to obtain medical help for his mother despite being her full-time carer.

Jurors heard paramedics found the "severely malnourished" pensioner's body after Mr Kimber phoned 111.

Mrs Kimber had not been in contact with health workers for five years before she died on August 31.

The court heard Mrs Kimber had been in the chair for two years, parts of the house were in 'utter squalor' and there were strong smells of human urine, excrement, mould and general decay.

Mr Kimber told police he was carrying out his mother's wishes not to contact a doctor.

William Mousley QC, defending, said Mrs Kimber was frightened of doctors and did not want to leave her home of 75 years.

In a statement read out in court, the paramedic who found Mrs Kimber's body said the house was 'like the Addams family, spooky' and Mrs Kimber's chair had 'completely disintegrated'.

The trial continues.

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