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Man making a film about sleeping rough found dead

A man making a film about sleeping rough has been found dead in Newcastle.

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Channel 4 response to 'homeless experience' death

Lee Halpin was apparently filming a documentary about homelessness in an attempt to get on a Channel 4 journalism course.

He was spending a week sleeping rough when he was found dead in a derelict hostel in Newcastle on Wednesday morning.

“We are saddened to learn of the tragic death of this aspiring young journalist.

"Our thoughts are with his family”

– Channel 4 spokesperson

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