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Homeless man found dead near Birmingham Bullring shopping centre as temperatures plummet

  • 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.

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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

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