David Hoggett, who lives in Aldershot, Hampshire, has arthritis in his spine and struggles to get around.

Aldershot Police stepped in after finding out a disabled pensioner, 70, was surviving lockdown on takeaway pizza – until the service stopped and he had nobody to help with his shopping.

For a month, David Hoggett, who lives in Aldershot, Hampshire, and has arthritis in his spine, was eating only Domino’s pizzas during isolation.

But when the chain stopped taking phone orders, he found himself completely alone having lost his wife in 2014, and having no friends or neighbours nearby.

With no choice but to walk to a nearby supermarket, teh frail pensioner was helped across hte road by a member of the public before officers from Hampshire Constabulary approached to see if there was anything they could do.

On hearing his story, they did his shopping for him and took him home.

Neighbour Jodie Cordner, now helps out Mr Hoggart and a local charity makes sure he has a hot meal each day.

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Lizzie Day

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