Here's why a police cordon is still in place at the scene of homeless man's death in Leeds

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Police remain at the scene of a homeless man's death under the Dark Arches - despite the circumstances not being suspicious.

The cordon will remain in place near Neville Street while a post-mortem investigation is completed today.

His identity has been confirmed as that of Jason Wager, 52 - a long-term rough sleeper who had been living in a tent under the railway arches. His body was found on Tuesday morning.

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His twin sister said Jason had lived on the streets for around 30 years, and called them 'home'.

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He was popular among the homeless community and was known for his generosity.

The Homeless Leeds Support Group helped Jason to find permanent accommodation after a hospital stay last year and bought him a TV and kitchen utensils, but said they did not realise he had returned to the streets.

Four other rough sleepers have been found dead in Leeds since October 2017.