A 'tramp' found sleeping on a stairway in Austria turned out to be a woman who had fled her husband's snoring.

Police in Austria were called to a 12-story block in Linz, which has a history of violent incidents, writes the Kronenzeitung.

One of the tenants had called them, saying there was a lifeless body on the stairs, possibly that of a tramp.

But it turned out to be a woman who lived in the building who had left her apartment because of her husband's snoring.