Arrests after film maker dies

Two men have been arrested in connection with the death of a documentary maker who was sleeping rough in Newcastle as part of an investigation into homelessness. Two men, aged 26 and 30, have been held on suspicion of supplying a controlled drug.

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What more do we know about Lee Halpin?

Lee Halpin was found dead in a derelict building in Newcastle after he decided to sleep rough as part of a documentary about homelessness. Here's what is known about him:

  • 26 years old
  • Attended Heaton Manor School
  • Studied a creative writing MA at Newcastle University
  • Was applying for an investigative journalism course with Channel 4
  • Worked at Northumbria Students' Union and founded an arts magazine
  • Friends said his passions were creative writing and poetry

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