Torquay photo-shaming 'brings drop in beggars'

Torquay photo-shaming 'brings drop in beggars'
 

A businessman who photographed so-called professional beggars in a seaside resort has apparently prompted a drop in anti-social behaviour.
Ashley Sims said he wanted to "out" those people in Torquay, by putting their pictures up in the town.
It has led to a drop in "professional" beggars who harrass the genuinely homeless, a charity says.
But police and Torbay Council are strongly opposed to the scheme, which they say "encourages vigilantism".
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Mr Sims said: "There's one thing they don't like is being photographed or filmed, so I've... read more

 
27 February 2018 in Regional, Views: 39
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