- A homeless man has been found dead near Birmingham’s Bullring shopping centre.
- The 31-year-old, named locally as Kane Walker, was found at 3:30pm on Sunday.
- Passers-by found his body under Smallbrook Queensway, just a short walk from the shopping centre.
Mr Walker, who is thought to have been known to homeless outreach workers for a number of years, was discovered in an underpass on Pershore Street.
Tributes have been left there today.
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The emergency services were called but he was pronounced dead at the scene.
A post-mortem examination is due to be carried out, but there are not thought to be any suspicious circumstances.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said,
We were called just after 3:30pm to Pershore Street, near Birmingham Master Locksmiths.
Two ambulances, a paramedic and care team were sent to the scene.
On arrival crews found a man in cardiac arrest.
He was sadly confirmed dead at the scene.– A WEST MIDLANDS AMBULANCE SERVICE SPOKESWOMAN
Peter Caine, founder of Helping the Homeless in Birmingham, said Mr Walker’s death had “hit the team hard”.
Mr Caine said:
We’ve known him for around four years – since we started.
It hit the team quite badly.
He was a good guy and a pleasure for the team to meet on our outreach.
He always brought us a smile and will not be forgotten.
We hope he has found peace now.
– PETER CAINE
WATCH: What it’s like to be homeless in BirminghamLast updated Thu 31 Jan 2019