Police are investigating the sudden death of a homeless man in Belfast city centre.
It is understood the man was found in a shop doorway on Friday morning.
Police officers as they rushed to the scene, along with paramedics, after the man was discovered.
One witness told Belfast Live paramedics were seen working with the man.
A homeless man was found dead in Belfast city centre this morning… and our politicians are squabbling about Brexit and Stormont. It’s unforgivable.
— David Blevins (@skydavidblevins) January 18, 2019
The death was later confirmed by Belfast-based homeless group, the Welcome Organisation.
He has yet to be formally identified.
One report said the man was in his mid-30s.
‘I can confirm that staff members from the Welcome Organisation’s Street Outreach team found the body of a homeless male in a doorway in Belfast city centre this morning,’ said Welcome’s boss, Sandra Moore.
‘The person has not been formally named or cause of death ascertained but it was sudden and unexpected.
‘Our thoughts are with the man’s family and friends some of whom are members of the homeless community and are very distressed and being supported by Welcome Organisation staff.
‘It is tragic that people continue to die on our streets despite the wide range of support being offered.
‘The sad reality is that the individuals involved in rough sleeping are amongst the most vulnerable in society: all too often suffering mental ill health, drug or alcohol addiction or all three.
Some online said the death was shameful and pointed to the fact that politicians in Northern Ireland had lost sight of priorities since the collapse of the Stormont assembly two years ago.