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Letter from the Editor: Homelessness shames us all

By Exeter Express and Echo  |  Posted: November 29, 2012

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One tragedy overshadowed all the misery the floods brought – the death of 21-year-old Michelle Conroy, struck by a falling tree on Saturday night.

Michelle was homeless and had been living with friends in a tent off Western Way. The causes of homelessness are often complex there is no magic solution, yet – as we have said before – the fact that in a thriving city in one of the world's leading economies we have people forced to live on our streets shames us all.

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