Missing Amsterdam man found along mountain of garbage in his home

Mountain of trash found in Amsterdam man's home, February 2017
Mountain of trash found in Amsterdam man's home, February 2017. Photo: Politie Amsterdam Haarlemmerweg / Facebook

The Amsterdam police launched a search for a local resident after concerned colleagues reported that he did not show up for work last week. They found the man at home but in "worrying living conditions" - the man's home was filled with mountains of trash.

The police called in public health service GGD, who concluded that the man's home is so full of trash that it "constitutes a danger to public health". The house was cleaned out by the Amsterdam police, GGD Amsterdam and pest control.

According to the police, the man was offered an aid trajectory to follow. "The man was at least in a precarious social situation and in great need of help. What exactly his problems are will have to emerge from the trajectory."

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