Tragedy of unknown homeless man found ‘frozen to death’ in city centre on coldest night of the year

Police were called to a car park entrance on Wednesday night after a local drinking in the nearby boozer discovered the man

BYJAMES CARTLEDGE & SCARLET HOWES – 13:21, 1 DEC 2016
NEWS

Video thumbnail, Tragic last moments of homeless man who died in the cold

Police were called to a car park entrance in Station Road at 11.30pm Wednesday after a local drinking in the nearby boozer discovered the man.

It’s understood the body, found opposite the Victoria pub in John Bright Street, is that of a 30-year-old male of no fixed address.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

West Midlands Police have said they do not believe the circumstances to be suspicious but it was suggested the man’s death was connected to drugs, according to Birmingham Mail .

Last night saw Britain hit with the lowest November temperatures in six years, as temperatures plunged to -6C.

Hundreds of Birmingham Mail readers left comments on the paper’s Facebook page, with many telling of their ‘heartbreak’ at what appears to be a growing homelessness problem.

Leah Martin said: “It’s ridiculous how many more men and women have to die for something to be done.”

Laurence Mahony said: “Disgusting in this day and age NOONE should be homeless. NOONE. We are a rich country who don’t do enough for our citizens. Councils and Government should hold their head down in shame.”

The man’s body was found hours before shocking new figures revealed almost 10,000 people were homeless in Birmingham .

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