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Funeral takes place for homeless man Kane Walker

Warning: video contains images some people may find upsetting

The funeral took today of Kane Walker - the homeless man who was found dead in Birmingham during freezing temperatures.

His story struck a chord nationwide after a video filmed before his death revealed his anguish at the situation he found himself in.

Video from Colin Rankine, Active Christians

His funeral took place at Perry Barr crematorium, where people paid their respects.

There has already been a memorial service for him at the city's Catholic cathedral.

People took part in a march through Birmingham city centre, calling for more to be done to help people sleeping rough.

Government figures show that in 2018, there were 420 people sleeping rough across the West Midlands.

That's a rise from 2017 where there were 225.

Birmingham city council say the number of homeless people in the city is representative of the national picture, and that it is working hard to address the underlying issues which cause homelessness.

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