Tributes to Mark Parker who was found dead on the Monument last Saturday


Photo: Mark Parker

Homeless man, Mark Parker was described as a “lovable rogue”by the people who knew him.

Mark Parker, was found at around 7.10am near to the monument.

Police cordoned off a stretch of Lord Street after a member of the public discovered Mark’s body.

A police spokesperson said:

“At this stage there does not appear to be any suspicious circumstances but the force is currently treating the death as unexplained while investigations continue”.

Mark friend said:

“Mark was a good man at heart. He is now in a better place”.

Mark was a regular visitor Southport Soup Kitchen and a homeless charity Light For Life and is also believed to have received help and support from Christ Church on Lord Street.

Justin Dempster, founder of Southport Soup Kitchen, said:

“One of our guests Mark Parker was found dead on Lord Street early Saturday morning, while we have no night shelter this has happened before and will happen again.

A post-mortem will be conducted to establish the man’s cause of death.

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