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Rough sleeper badly burned

April 16th 2011

Police have arrested a 27-year-old man following a fire outside a Newport hotel last month, in which a rough sleeper was severely burned.

Officers had to release pictures of the victim’s tattoos in order to identify him and believe that he had also been assaulted prior to the start of the fire. The victim, who is in his 30s, is still in a critical condition.

In a statement, Gwent Police said: "Inquiries are still on going to establish the cause of the fire and whether it was deliberately set.

"However, it has now been confirmed, following medical examination, that the man has suffered some other injuries and officers now believe he was the victim of an assault."

The location and timing of the alleged assault are yet to be confirmed, and police officers are continuing to carry our inquiries in the Chepstow Road area.

The injured man was discovered lying in the forecourt area of the hotel and may have been sleeping or unconscious. Police are still trying to contact his relatives.

Detectives are appealing for anyone with information, or who was in the Chepstow Road area on 9 March, to call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.


April 2011



Stand still and be counted!

Controversial strategy continues in City of London

Thugs jailed for attack on asylum seeker

Secret camp discovered in Villa grounds

Another violent assault

Bradford body finally discovered

The Big Issue goes app

Rough sleeper’s story takes to the stage

More hostel beds lost

Guerrilla campaign sees skeleton sleeping rough

End to restrictions on Eastern European nationals

Rough sleeper badly burned

Reading man charged over rough sleeper‚Äö?Ñ?¥s death

Enlightened hospital policy

Proposed soup kitchen ban makes way for £2.8m Westminster development

IWIC loses funding

Birmingham rough sleepers share in The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

Home-made for the home-less

Cannock project supports homeless with free toiletries

St Martin’s Helpdesk open for fewer hours

Skills for Life

I don‚Äö?Ñ?¥t know what I‚Äö?Ñ?¥d do without this place

Report reveals upward trend in homelessness

Befrienders help turn houses into homes

Scottish chef gets a taste of success

Politicians put under pressure to hear homeless voices

Glasgow homeless hit for council tax payments

Street Shield: The byelaw

Westminster - two sides of the argument


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