A 45-year-old man living in Hospitalet de Llobregat (Barcelona) who was illegally living in an empty apartment with his wife and underage daughter hung himself last week in a park in the district of Gornal.

The family father’s unemployment benefits had dried up and a week ago he received an eviction order.

According to the chairman of the area’s Neighborhood Association, the victim presented himself at the local council to ask them to relocate his family to a shelter “because it was too cold to stay lying in the street. “But the social services of the council denied his request.

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As a last resort the victim requested that the council delay the eviction order by one month. Receiving no satisfactory reply, the family man went to a local park and hung himself.