Homeless woman found dead in Leeds city centre

A woman believed to have been sleeping rough has been found dead in Leeds city centre.

By Joe Cooper
Thursday, 7th March 2019, 10:07 am
Updated Thursday, 7th March 2019, 10:33 am
Forensics officers in Briggate.
Forensics officers in Briggate.

West Yorkshire Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding her death.

The force said: "At 7:42am today, police were contacted by the ambulance service who were attending an incident in Briggate, Leeds city centre, where a woman had been found unconscious and unresponsive.

"The woman, who is believed to have been sleeping rough, was pronounced dead at the scene."

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Forensics officers in Briggate.

A police cordon has been put in place in Briggate while investigators gather evidence.