Monday 9 January 2017

Homeless Man Dies After Sleeping Rough During Coldest Night Of The Year


A man, in his 40s, was sleeping on the streets of Liverpool on Thursday where temperatures plummeted to -2°C overnight.

He was found in Victoria Street and rushed to hospital where he later died, according to Liverpool Echo.

This comes after emergency homeless shelters were opened across London as the cold weather drops to sub-zero temperatures.

On the same night, temperatures fell to -8.1°C in Benson, Oxfordshire, -6°C in parts of Wales and -4.5°C in London, according to the Met Office.

In a tweet, Sadiq Khan urged city-goers to report homeless people sleeping rough.

He wrote: ‘We’ve opened emergency cold-weather shelters to help those sleeping rough in tonight’s freezing weather.

‘If you see someone sleeping rough in this cold weather, please help by reporting it.’

A spokesman for Met Office said: ‘It was very cold this week with temperatures around -4.8°C in Liverpool on Thursday morning. Even in the city centre you’re not immune from a cold night.’

Here’s what you need to do if you see someone on the street.

Just contact homeless charity Streetlink and fill out a quick form to say where the homeless person is sleeping and the time you spotted them.

You can find them at, call the 24 hour hotline on 0300 5000914, or even download the StreetLink app on smart phones.



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