Homeless man dies months after sleeping in East London Bus stop

A homeless man was found dead by the Police at a bus stop Dalston, East London where he had been living “for months”.

His corpse was embalmed and taken off by police at around 6.15am on Tuesday after he was pronounced dead at the scene.

A Met Police spokesman confirmed the death was “not being treated as suspicious”.
However his death has left the local community in shock with residents asking why warning calls from the public were not heeded.

Hackney Council said it was “deeply upset” at the death and insisted its rough sleeping outreach team had worked with the man but been unable to convince him to accept help.

Hackney Council said the man repeatedly refused assistance from outreach groups, but confirmed it had launched a review to ensure he was offered the correct support.

“Everyone at the council is deeply saddened to hear of the death of this man and we express our deepest condolences to his family and friends at this difficult time,” Mayor Phil Glanville told the Hackney Gazette.

“No one should die on the streets of Hackney in these circumstances. I know this situation and the tragic circumstances surrounding his death have had a significant impact on the wider community and all those who sought to support him.”
Tributes were laid at the Princess May bus stop on Stoke Newington Road.



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