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Man found dead in Manchester city centre doorway as temperatures plummet

Greater Manchester Police said the man, who hasn't been named, was found on Bloom Street on Sunday morning

A man was found dead on Bloom Street in Manchester. (Reach)
A man was found dead on Bloom Street in Manchester. (Reach)

A man has been found dead in a shop doorway in Manchester city centre after temperatures plummeted.

Greater Manchester Police said the man, who hasn't been named, was found on Bloom Street in the city's Gay Village on Sunday morning.

He was declared dead at the scene and his death is not being treated as suspicious.

Police and emergency services were called at 10.20am on Sunday after temperatures had hovered around freezing overnight.

Greater Manchester Police said the man was found "on the street", and witnesses said he was discovered lying on steps in a doorway.

One man who walked past the scene at about 9am said he saw the man, who was known in the area, in the doorway and assumed he was asleep.

"I spotted him and thought he was sleeping," he said. "I've been here since this morning. A couple came out of the car park opposite and went over to him and he didn't flinch or move at all, so they rung the ambulance."

Greater Manchester Police
Greater Manchester Police are investigating the death of a man in the city centre. (File photo: Alamy)

A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Police said: "At approximately 10.20am on Sunday 3 December 2023, officers were called to reports of an incident on Bloom Street in Manchester.

"The body of a man was discovered on the street and he was sadly declared deceased.

"This investigation is in its very early stages and the cause of death is yet to be ascertained.

"A scene has been put in place and enquires are ongoing.

"Police are not treating the death of the man as suspicious nor is there believed to be any at third-party involvement. A report will be made for the coroner."