A man has been found dead in his room today in a homeless shelter in Oxford.

The death was discovered at Simon House, a shelter run by the St Mungo's charity in Paradise Street.

St Mungo's liaises with the council to provide the city's homelessness services at the shelter previously run by A2Dominion.

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The council has issued a statement to say there are no suspicious circumstances, according to the police.

Stephen Clarke, head of housing services, has written an email to all councillors informing them of the death.

He said: "We were sorry to hear that a 46-year-old man using our Somewhere Safe to Stay service was found dead in his room at Simon House this morning. 

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"A police investigation found no suspicious circumstances and Thames Valley Police are in the process of informing next of kin.

"We would like to extend our condolences to his family and friends.

"The council will make no further comment on his personal circumstances out of respect to them."

It is the second death this year at Simon House.

In June a 40-year-old woman from South Oxfordshire died at the shelter.

The council said at the time that she had a local connection with South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse councils, who had placed her in Simon House.

The shelter in Paradise Street is due to be demolished in the new year so that new flats can be built in its place.

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Rough sleeping has become a growing problem in Oxford in recent years and the council has spent millions of pounds addressing the issue.

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A new shelter in Floyds Row off St Aldates, is to open in the new year.

Matilda House, a £3.7m homeless shelter in Rymers Lane, Cowley, run by A2Dominion, opened in September.