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Homeless man found dead in Chlorakas car (Updated)


A homeless man was a found dead in a car in Chlorakas, Paphos, police said on Wednesday, adding that a second man had been in the vehicle as well.

The 39-year-old man was Polish and had been spotted in the area over the past few days.

The second man, who was the owner of the vehicle, alerted police about his friend’s death. He also explained why the two had been sleeping in the vehicle as homeless individuals.

He told police that he and his friend had been living in the car as they both work as manual labourers, and they were currently unemployed as their job had shut down for the summer holidays.

He also told police that he and his friend had been living in another friend’s house, but they were both currently staying in the car because the friend had been away.

Police said that it seems that there was no criminal activity involved in his death.

The cause of death will be determined by forensic examinations, while police continue investigations.

Police also informed the welfare services about the second man, and he was offered help in finding somewhere to stay, and he accepted.

The two men had been found in the car by people living in the area.

Meanwhile, in a statement later in the day, the deputy welfare ministry said that the 39-year-old had been offered a place to stay, after they were informed about a homeless man in the area on Saturday.

The ministry said that the man had gone to stay in the accommodation provided, when an officer from the welfare services took him there.

However, the ministry said that the man later chose to leave.



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