• 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.

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Tributes have been left there today.

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.

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.

Peter Caine

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