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

April 16th 2011

A man has been charged with murder following the death of homeless man Damian Whyte, 33, in Reading at the end of February. Alan Levey, 35, from the Katesgrove area of the city, was charged at Reading Crown Court on 1 March.

Thames Valley police appealed for information from Reading’s homeless community after a dog walker discovered Mr Whyte’s body on a riverside path. A post-mortem revealed he had died from multiple stab wounds.

Officers described Mr Whyte, who grew up in London before moving to Reading, as "a well-liked, sociable and friendly person", well known to people in the town.

A second man arrested in connection with Mr Whyte’s death, also from the Reading area, was released without charge on 2 March after questioning from police.


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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