A plumber has recently been stabbed to death by a customer after an argument broke out over his lunch break.
The body of 63-year-old plumber Gary Amer was reportedly found dead next to a boiler and his toolkit in a south-east London home last Friday. With sustained stab wounds to the chest, he was, unfortunately, pronounced dead at the scene.
The incident reportedly occurred over a three-hour lunch break that was taken by the plumber. A neighbour described to The Sun that arguing could be heard from the customer, William Tredwell’s flat. She stated, “He [Gary Amer] came to fix the hot water on Thursday but he apparently went off for a three-hour lunch break then said he was coming back on Friday.”
“Apparently he needed to pick up extra parts.”
Mr Treadwell, who lived with his sister Pat, had reportedly been without hot water for days and therefore they called the plumber in. Out at the time of the incident though, Pat, unfortunately, returned to find the flat empty and the plumber dead on the floor.
The police and paramedics were consequently called to the scene but unfortunately, the plumber was already dead. He had reportedly sustained five head injuries and had been stabbed in the chest thirty times.
Our thoughts go out to the friends and family of Gary Amer.
The customer in question, 67-year-old William Tredwell was arrested and charged with the tradesperson’s murder. When before the court though, he entered no plea to the charge of murder against him. The Mirror reported that instead, he could be found waving and blowing kisses towards the public gallery.
He will now face court at the Old Bailey tomorrow.