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Calls for action as another homeless man is found dead in Belfast

Northern IrelandBy Sunday World
Three other homeless people have died in Belfast in the last month
Three other homeless people have died in Belfast in the last month

A fourth homeless man has been found dead in Belfast city centre.

He was found in a shop doorway in High Street on Wednesday.

It is believed he was in his 40s or 50s and had been living on the streets for a number of years.

Three others have died while living rough in Belfast during the last month - two deaths occurred outdoors and a third at a branch of McDonald's.

Another person who had a history of homelessness died shortly after being housed.

The Police Service of Northern Ireland has confirmed officers are investigating the sudden death of a man in High Street and a post-mortem examination will be carried out.

Charities have called for action to address the growing problem of homelessness. A petition urging Belfast City Council to open up empty buildings has attracted more than 16,000 signatures.

It is expected to be handed to the local authority following a demonstration on Friday.