Third homeless person found dead on the streets of Milton Keynes this year

A homeless person was found dead in his tent on Sunday,the third homeless person to die on the streets of Milton Keynes this year.

Wednesday, 2nd November 2016, 12:14 pm
Updated Wednesday, 16th November 2016, 5:02 pm

The tragedy comes as figures show homelessness has risen by 237% in the past three years.

Reacting to the tragedy, the Milton Keynes People’s Assembly has organised an emergency meeting at 7pm tonight (Nov 2) at the YMCA.

“ the weather gets worse it’s inevitable there will be more suffering on the streets. The likelihood of more deaths increases every day,” said a spokesman for the assembly.

“No human being deserves to suffer and to die alone in a tent. Many homeless people have complex needs and the lack of safety, security and warmth that most of us take for granted only makes these issues worse.

“Anyone who says housing homeless people isn’t the solution can’t be taken seriously. People deserve decent homes and the support they need to live happy, healthy lives.

“We live in a town where there are more empty buildings than homeless people.”