Highlighting the plight of the homeless in Totnes

The crowd paused outside the methodist church where Michael Gething died in an alleyway. A poem was recited by a social worker who knew him. Credit: ITV Westcountry

The coffin of a homeless man who is thought to have died of hypothermia has been carried through Totnes to highlight the plight of rough sleepers.

42-year-old Michael Gething, who was originally from Plymouth, had been sleeping rough in the town.

A large crowd gathered for a moving ceremony. Graham Walker who is homeless read out a personal tribute. Credit: ITV Westcountry

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Highlighting Homeless Deaths

The coffin of a homeless man who is thought to have died of hypothermia has been carried through Totnes to highlight the plight of rough sleepers.