Man found dead at Shuttleworth homeless hostel in Well Street

A man was found dead at the Shuttleworth hostel in Well Street

A man was found dead at the Shuttleworth hostel in Well Street - Credit: Archant

A man has been found dead at a homeless hostel in Hackney.

Police were called to reports of a man found deceased at the Shuttleworth hostel in Well Street at 12.10pm today.

An ambulance crew attended but the man, Keith Brennan, 31, was pronounced dead at the scene.

His death is not being treated as suspicious.

Peter Chan, area manager for the Shuttleworth, said: “Unfortunately a male resident took his own life.

“Mr Brennan was placed in the Shuttleworth hostel on Thursday, November 24 by the Borough of Islington and he was last seen on Thursday, December 1 at 7.30pm entering the hostel and going to his room.

“Today two assessment officers came to visit Mr Brennan and that is when the tragic event was discovered.

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“The police and ambulance were duly called to the scene and Islington Council and next of kin were notified accordingly.

“We are not a supported accommodation provider, we only offer temporary accommodation whilst each resident’s case is being assessed by the council.”

The death is the second at the hostel this year.

The body of gaming company director Joseph Coughlin, 44, was found in a room at the Shuttleworth on June 15.

A coroner ruled that he had died of natural causes at an inquest hearing in October.

The Shuttleworth is privately run and houses people placed in temporary accommodation by local authorities.

An Islington Council spokesperson said: “Very sadly, we can confirm the death of a man we had placed in temporary accommodation in Hackney.

“This is a tragedy, and our thoughts are with his family and friends.”