A ROUGH sleeper is reported to have died in a Malvern street on Christmas Day, the second such death in the town in two months. The man, named locally as Joby Sparrey, is understood to have been found dead in the doorway of Brays in Worcester Road, Malvern on Christmas Day morning. However, the identity of the man has not yet been confirmed by the police or by the coroner. A spokesperson for West Mercia Police has said: “This matter has been referred to the coroner so you would need to go there for further details.” The coroner was unavailable for comment at the time the Worcester News went to press. However, a manager at Brays confirmed that a man was found dead outside the shop on Christmas Day when the premises was closed. A friend of Joby said he was aged 47 or 48 years old. She added: “He had been homeless for a while and hung about with the other homeless in Malvern, a number of which I am friends with. “It really saddens and angers me that people are having to sleep in tents on Malvern Link common or try to sleep in an abandoned caravan that for all accounts was actually open to the elements because it had previously been trashed. However, some of the homeless, that included Joby, put plastic sheeting up to try to stop the elements.” Remigiusz Boczarski, who had been living in a bus shelter in Wells Road, Malvern is believed to have taken his own life on October 30, aged 40. Homelessness campaigner Hugo Sugg said: “On behalf of the campaign and its staff, volunteers and followers, I am deeply saddened to hear reports of another death on the streets of Malvern on Christmas Day. “At a time when homelessness is at the forefront of people’s minds because of the season, it is very concerning that another death has happened. This is the third recorded open-air death of a homeless person since April 2016 and the second one in Malvern in two months. “Following guidance from Homeless Link, in May of this year, Worcester City Council undertook a review into the death of Cardon Banfield (July 2016) and this report highlighted “missed opportunities” and recommended changes to happen. We have had two more deaths since this report, and it is clear to see that nothing has been done. “Why have these changes not been implemented?”