I finally got the defunct account removed, here's how. Go on live chat to Paypal on your PC. Sit in a queue until an agent arrives. Be alert for when this is, it should give you an estimated time. Tell them the site doesn't let you remove the account and ask them to do it. They will try, and fail. Ask them to escalate it as your details are incorrect. Mine said they would raise the issue with their "managers" to resolve within 24 hours. Sure enough, logging in next day, the old bank account was gone.
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