A ‘loveable’ well-known rough sleeper was seen making a final bed for his faithful Jack Russell just hours before dying in the night outside a branch of Costa just before Christmas.
Jonathan Ellerington, 41, was a regular in Hull city centre who was known for always having his beloved dog Teddy by his side, but he also had a partner and loving family.
An inquest into his death heard CCTV footage showed him appearing to slump and lose consciousness just days before Christmas on December 17 2021.
It comes after figures published by the ONS this week showed the number of homeless people who died on the streets in 2021 had risen by almost eight percent compared to the year before.
Jon was described by his sister as a ‘loveable guy’ who was devoted to his dog Teddy, even making him his own bed just hours before his death
Although Jon was not technically homeless, he often slept rough with Teddy as he struggled to fight his drug addiction