RELATIVES of vulnerable and homeless people who have died suddenly over recent months have met Stormont officials and called for a public inquiry into how vulnerable people are treated once they leave prison.

Concerns were raised last year after it emerged that dozens of people with addictions, including some who are also homeless, died prematurely in the Belfast area.

Jack Murphy, of McIvor Farrell, said it was an important meeting for his clients “to try and obtain answers into their loved ones deaths”.

“Our clients are seeking an inquiry into their loved ones deaths and the clear link between homelessness, addiction and mental health care in this jurisdiction,” he said.

“That inquiry would help obtain the answers our clients seek and importantly try to prevent any further deaths of the most vulnerable in our community.”

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