Paul Hall will spend Christmas Day alone in Lidl car park (Picture: MEN)

A rough sleeper will be spending his first Christmas since the death of his mum outside a supermarket by himself. Paul Hall, 39, who has been living in a tent in a Lidl car park in Cottingham Road, Hull, since October, said December 25 would be ‘just another day’ on the streets. He was made homeless after he found his mum dead in a property they had been sharing in July. Mr Hall previously told Hull Live: ‘I came back home and walked in the house and found her face down blue just not moving or breathing.’

Paul Hall said Christmas would be ‘just another day’ on the streets (Picture: MEN)

Mr Hall said he preferred living in the car park rather than a hostel but admitted the Christmas period would be tough. He added: ‘I’ll be here on Christmas Day as usual as outside Lidl is my home now. ‘It’s just another day really. I won’t be celebrating – my concern is more about trying to keep warm and fed. ‘I’ve got my stuff here and I do all right. My tent is pitched up but it’s been too wet to sleep in there at the moment, so I’ve been bedding down on papers behind the trolleys on a night. ‘I have thought about going in a hostel but I always struggle with the management there so it’s more trouble than it’s worth. ‘I do all right as I sit outside the exit of the supermarket and people will often ask me if I want anything or come out with food to give me. ‘I’ve never gone rummaging in the bins here though, I’d never do that. ‘I’m not having much luck finding work with the situation I’m in, but if I could get it, I’d do it, but for now it is what it is, Christmas or not.’

Mr Hall was made homeless after his mum died earlier this year (Picture: MEN)

Mr Hall has been homeless throughout his life and has often been helped by family and friends. He now relies on Lidl shoppers who have provided him with tents, bedding, clothes and food. Mr Hall added: ‘A lot more people have now spoken to me and helped me, which I really do appreciate. ‘When you’re homeless it’s like people don’t even want to look at you or acknowledge your presence, even though you’re right in front of them, in case they will catch something.’
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