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Police probe death of homeless man on Belfast High Street

Published 24/02/2016

Another homeless man has died in Belfast city centre as temperatures plummeted again towards zero. Police and an ambulance are attending the scene near Castle Junction. Pic Alan Lewis-PhotopressBelfast.co.uk
Another homeless man has died in Belfast city centre as temperatures plummeted again towards zero. Police and an ambulance are attending the scene near Castle Junction. Pic Alan Lewis-PhotopressBelfast.co.uk
Police at the scene on Belfast's High Street. Pic Claire Smyth

Police are investigating the sudden death of a homeless man in Belfast.

The man - aged in his 40s - was found dead in the High Street area on Wednesday evening.

Writing this with a very heavy heart we have just been informed that another off our regular service users has died...

Posted by Amethyst outreach - Giving hope for a better future on Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Police attended and put in place a cordon around the scene.

A post-mortem examination will take place to determine the cause of death.

However, early indications suggest the death is not suspicious.

Read more: City homelessness summit after three deaths in fortnight  

Amethyst Outreach said the man's death was the fourth in three weeks on the city's streets.

"When will this end?" Said Dannielle Lavery of the organisation which helps the homeless in Belfast.

"How many more have to die before something is done."

Last week a rally was held for the homeless in the city and a number of organisations met to discuss the issue.

A petition to open Belfast's vacant building to the homeless has attracted over 18,000 signatures.

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