20th Feb, 2019

Tributes paid to homeless man who died in Leamington

HOMELESS organisations have paid tribute to a man who died in Leamington.

His body was found on Monday morning in Jephson Gardens after it is thought he suffered a cardiac arrest.

Posts on Facebook paid tribute to the 40-year-old who regularly used the shelter and soup kitchen services provided by the organisations.

LWS Night Shelter said: “Heartbroken to hear that one of our guests passed away suddenly in Jephson Gardens on Monday morning.

“This man never failed to make us laugh, and always had a smile on his face, despite the extremely tough circumstances he found himself in. His untimely death has come as a shock to all of us who knew him.

“No one should have to spend their final moments alone on a park bench and we will continue to do what we can, along with all the other local services, to prevent this from happening again.

“Rest in peace. You will be greatly missed and remembered fondly.”

And a Helping Hands spokesperson said: “He was a very smiley character despite his difficulties of living on the streets.

“We will all miss him and I know the homeless community in Leamington were very saddened to learn of this at our soup kitchen last night – all the more reason for us to keep doing what we are doing to ensure we help as many people off the streets as possible.”

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