8 Oct 2018

New figures reveal at least 449 homeless deaths in UK in the last year

Home Affairs Correspondent

On the streets, in a hospital, a hostel or a B&B: across the UK the deaths of people without a home have gone unnoticed.

Tonight we’re attempting to shed new light on a hidden tragedy.

Research by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism suggests at least 449 homeless people have died in the UK in the last year – at least 65 of them on the streets.

The homeless charity Crisis says the figures are “deeply shocking”. They want such deaths to be better investigated and recorded.