Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Dad's Ashes Taken to Bank in Debt Row ; Daughter's Anger over Letters to Dead Father

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Dad's Ashes Taken to Bank in Debt Row ; Daughter's Anger over Letters to Dead Father

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AFURIOUS daughter took her dad's ashes into a bank to prove he was dead - after being inundated with letters saying he owed them money.

Siobhon Peers lost her dad David to bone cancer in October 2011 and has since received around 20 letters saying he owed cash. The pair lived together in Stockport, and Siobhon said the Royal Bank of Scotland account, held at the Davenport branch, was in credit when he died.

She sent a copy of David's death certificate within two weeks of his death to close the account - but the bank insisted the original certificate must be shown and that Pounds 6 was owed. A number of letters have since been sent demanding the money - and the debt is now more than Pounds 600.

So Siobhon, 31, of Bexhill Road in Adswood, went to the Bramhall Lane branch with her dad's ashes and the original death certificate - but all she got was another demand letter. …

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