A homeless man who was discovered close to death near to Parliament has died in hospital.
Gyula Remes, a 43-year-old Hungarian national, was found by a friend near revolving doors used by politicians and staff in the House of Commons.
David Lammy MP tweeted: “There is something rotten in Westminster when MP’s walk past dying homeless people on the way into work. 24,000 people homeless on our streets this Christmas and our Government playing reckless with a No Deal Brexit. Plague on their Houses.”
There is something rotten in Westminster when MP’s walk past dying homeless people on the way into work. 24,000 people homeless on our streets this Christmas and our Government playing reckless with a No Deal Brexit. Plague on their Houses. https://t.co/3oTMrb0wAc— David Lammy (@DavidLammy) December 19, 2018
British Transport Police (BTP) were called to the entrance used by MPs near Westminster underground station at 11.30pm on Tuesday night.
Despite officers administering first aid and taking Mr Remes to hospital, he died hours later.
Back in February, this year, another homeless man died in an underpass that leads from the station to the Palace of Westminster.
Communities Sec James Brokenshire is believed to be making enquiries with Westminster City Council to investigate Remes’ tragic death.
A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police said: “At around 11.30pm on 18 December, we were alerted by officers from British Transport Police to a man collapsed in an underpass near to Westminster underground station. First aid was administered by the BTP officers and the man was taken to a central London hospital, where he died in the early hours of 19 December. The death is not being treated as suspicious.”
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