A homeless man ‘froze to death’ on the streets of Birmingham just a day before UK charity Shelter warned more than 250,000 people in England will be homeless this Christmas as high rents, benefit cuts, and a worsening housing crisis create the perfect storm.
The body of the unknown man was found in the West Midlands city at 11.30pm GMT on Wednesday, the coldest night of the year.
It is understood the body, found in John Bright Street, is that of a 30-year-old man with no fixed address.
Figures compiled by Shelter reveal that 255,000 people across the country are forced to live in hostels and other types of temporary accommodation, or to sleep rough on the streets.
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