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Rough sleeper found murdered in Darlington

 
July 4th 2010
 

Police in County Durham are investigating the death of a homeless man found in the grounds of St Cuthbert's Church, Darlington, on 12 June.

The body of George Akers, a 59-year-old with a history of sleeping rough who had recently left a guest house which he had said was too noisy, was found under a tree by St Cuthbert's Church. A post-mortem examination revealed he had suffered internal injuries.

Detective Chief Inspector Paul Goundry said: "at this stage we are keeping an open mind on exactly how he came by his injuries." However, the site of Mr Akers's death is being treated as a murder scene.

 
 
 

July 2010

 

Contents

Rochester Row under threat of closure

Dying rough sleeper found alive and well...

Homeless comic strip to raise laughs and questions

Squatting outlawed in The Netherlands

Making Invisible People visible

Squatter takes to the roof

Funding the fight against TB

Faker banned from NHS

Arlington House reopens

Rough sleeper found murdered in Darlington

Government plans widespread changes to benefits

Flawed count reform

Homeless couple forced to move on

Newsman's homeless days in new autobiography

Work for your benefits demo

Shelter Scotland responds to interest rate news

More local authority help

Blocking tactics

A dog’s life?

The Act

Street Shield 15: A diamond in the rough

 

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