Crime scene cleaner’s most disgusting finds include bottles of semen and urine

A crime scene and hoarding cleaner was left stunned when he stumbled upon over 1,000 bottles of semen mixed with urine.

George Mensah said the property, which belonged to several gamers, is one of the most vomit-inducing finds in his grisly 12-year career.

The 58-year-old runs Merseyside House Clearance and his job is to go where no other cleaners dare from crime scenes to the homes of Britain's worst hoarders.

He told the Daily Star: "No two days are the same in this job but over 1,000 bottles of semen and urine in jars is something else. It's the maddest thing I've found.

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"We were clearing a property out in summer of this year and started accidentally knocking over bottles that were all over the place.

"Some of them didn't have lids on.

"We didn't know what it was at first, the consistency of it looked like a chicken breast fillet mixed with iron brew.

"But the smell of it was horrendous, when you squeezed it it came out like a sausage.

"The people who lived in this house were gamers who had severe mental health issues.

"We were more curious than disturbed, we have cleaned up a lot of crime scenes and suicides so this wasn't the most disturbing thing."

Hoarding is a recognised disorder. The NHS states it is "where someone acquires an excessive number of items and stores them in a chaotic manner."

The disorders are challenging to treat because many people who hoard frequently do not see it as a problem.

Some are reluctant to seek help because they feel extremely ashamed, humiliated or guilty about it leaving the hoarding to quickly mount up.

George added: "There are some sad bits, some funny bits and some dark bits.

"When we clear the house of a deceased person, we're seeing an insight into people's houses usually that they can keep hidden from their families.

"Once you have seen it you can't unsee it."

George said he and his team did see an increase in hoarding during the pandemic.

He added: "These people aren't necessarily dirty people – they have mental health issues.

"We've seen it as a company over lockdown, there are people who would not go out the door to put rubbish outside.

"Some of them were using their backroom as you or I would use a skip.

"These people were living on the edge but several lockdowns just tipped them over."

The day-to-day life of George and is team has also been on TV, including programmes Call The Cleaners on ITV and Hoarders on Channel 5.

He said he believes the issue of hoarding being in the media is helping break the taboo and allowing people to come forward to get help.

George previously told the Liveropol Echo: "The taboo subject of being a hoarder is starting to dwindle away and that is what we are trying to achieve.

"Where a lot of people won't come forward because they are the only ones but when they look at the telly, they go 'god that's worse than mine' and then they come forward and I think we are being hit by a lot of them simultaneously.

"There are lot more coming out of the woodwork, which is a positive sign. It is a recognised illness. The council and other organisations now have a document with a cluster of pictures which show the severity of hoarding."

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