It has been reported that a homeless man has been found dead outside Birmingham’s Bullring shopping centre in UK after sleeping rough in freezing temperatures.
According to Metro UK, the man had bedded down in the street on Saturday, but did not survive the night and was found by an outreach worker in the morning just before 9am.
Rob Yasai, a volunteer with Birmingham Homeless Outreach, said: ‘I walked past to check on him because I knew the risks he was taking in the cold weather and I wanted to make sure he was okay’.
The temperature dropped as low as – 0.8C overnight.
He told the Birmingham Mail: ‘We thought he was sleeping but when I pulled the blankets away he wouldn’t wake up.’
Paying tribute, Rob said the man who died was ‘a caring, fun person.
He cared about everyone and was worried about everyone else. He would put everyone before himself even though he was in the same situation.’
‘He died putting someone else first. He could have been in a shelter but he wanted to make sure his friend was safe. The night before they both said they would come back and stay at the shelter but they didn’t return.’
West Midlands Police said: ‘Officers were called to Edgbaston Street in Birmingham just after 9.30am on Sunday 17 December to reports of a man being found seriously unwell.
‘Sadly, the 38-year-old man passed away soon after the ambulance service arrived.
‘The death is not being treated as suspicious and has been referred to the coroner.’