- Man declared dead on Bloom Street in the city’s Gay Village
A man was found dead in the doorway of a shop in central Manchester on Sunday morning.
Emergency services rushed to Bloom Street in the city’s Gay Village at 10.20am where the man, believed to be homeless, was pronounced dead, Greater Manchester Police said.
The cause of death has yet to be determined, but the incident is not being treated as suspicious as police continue to investigate.
It comes amid freezing temperatures in Manchester on Sunday evening, as the Met Office issued severe weather warnings for snow and ice.
A police cordon has been placed in the street and officers remain on site.
A man walking past the scene at 9am this morning said he assumed the man was asleep when he saw him lying in the doorway.
A man, believed to be homeless, has been found dead in the doorway of a shop in Manchester’s Gay Village
Officers rushed to the scene on Bloom Street at 10.20am on Sunday morning, where a police cordon has been placed.
It comes as freezing temperatures hit the north of England this weekend
Up to 30 centimeters of snow fell on Cumbria
A blanket of snow covered Sedgefield in County Durham amid sub-zero temperatures
A woman pictured strolling through the snow in Grasmere, Cumbria
Fresh snow at Seaton Sluice in Northumberland, while temperatures could drop to minus 11 degrees Celsius
He was discovered near the Village Chippy and Roadie’s Fast Food restaurant, the MEN said.
The incident comes as Britain is battered by arctic conditions with some of the coldest temperatures since last year, including -12.5 degrees Celsius in the north of Scotland.
Up to 30 centimeters of snow fell in Cumbria, where a major incident was reported by police yesterday.
The Met Office has today issued a yellow weather warning for snow and ice in the east of Scotland from 5pm on Sunday until midday on Monday, warning that wintry showers and snow on icy surfaces will cause delays for travelers and could lead to injuries.
Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service said it was using its 4×4 vehicles to ‘help vulnerable people stuck in the snow as needed’, adding it was assisting at shelters.
The M6 was blocked southbound between J38 and J37 due to trucks carrying knives, Cumbria Police confirmed.
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