Homeless man found dead near Bullring as temperatures plummet
A homeless man has been found dead under Smallbrook Queensway - close to the Bullring.
The 31-year-old, named locally as Kane Walker, was found at 3:30pm on Sunday - just a short walk from the landmark Bullring centre, packed with weekend shoppers.
Kane, who is thought to have been known to homeless outreach workers for a number of years, was discovered in an underpass on Pershore Street.
The emergency services were called but he was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.
A post mortem 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 spokeswoman for West Midlands Police said: "We were called at 3:50pm by the ambulance service.
"The body of a 31-year-old man was sadly discovered at the scene.
Emergency services were called to this underpass on Sunday afternoon
"There are not thought to have been any suspicious circumstances."
Peter Caine, founder of Helping the Homeless in Birmingham, told BirminghamLive the death of Kane had "hit the team hard".
"We've known him for around four years - since we started," he said.
"It hit the team quite badly.
"He was a good guy and a pleasure for the team to meet on our outreach.
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