A 79-year-old woman managed to survive for six days by drinking water from a fridge freezer box after she became trapped in her flat.
The elderly woman lives alone in a flat in Holloway and could not get to her feet after she fell on her kitchen floor.
She clung to an oven for warmth and managed to open the fridge to melt water from the freezer box, according to the Islington Tribune.
Six days passed before a neighbour realised something when they heard banging coming from the flat.
Police then forced entry and found the pensioner on the floor.
Officers told the newspaper that the woman had “slipped through the net”, according to police.
It appears she has no family, was not on the picked up by social services and did not have a GP.