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‘Wake up – homelessness is an extremely serious issue here’ - says army veteran sleeping rough in Wisbech

A homeless veteran who sleeps in the doorway of Burger King in Wisbech Horsefair is calling for more help for people like him.

Steven Burrell a homeless veteran. (6793262)
Steven Burrell a homeless veteran. (6793262)

Steve Burrell, 57, who served in Northern Ireland with the army in the 1980s, was sofa surfing for nearly a decade following the break-up of his marriage.

But since then has been living on the streets for the past two years. Unlike many of his fellow rough sleepers, Steve did not turn up at the Grub Hub on Tuesday evening because “I don’t believe in charity, I have not got much, but I do I have my pride”.

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