Homeless man dies after collapsing in city centre

Floral tributes were left at the place where he collapsed. image: Maria Jacovou

A homeless man died after leaving a Preston homeless shelter as outdoor temperatures plummeted to as low as -10C last week.

The man in his sixties collapsed on Thursday morning near the Flag Market.

He had been referred to the Foxton Centre as part of their emergency Winterwatch scheme, which offers rough sleepers a place to stay in subzero temperatures.

The man, who has not been named, left the centre at around 8am on Thursday morning and was taken ill soon after.

A spokesperson for Lancashire Constabulary said: “His death is not being treated as suspicious and a file has been passed to the coroner.”