Police tackle begging in Rotherham town centre

Police officers in Rotherham town centre are tackling beggars following complaints from shoppers and traders.

Wednesday, 25th January 2017, 10:51 am
Updated Wednesday, 25th January 2017, 10:57 am
Police officers are tackling begging in Rotherham

South Yorkshire Police said bobbies are being dealt with 'positively' by 'signposting' them to other agencies for 'appropriate support'.

A spokesman said: "Begging has been raised as a priority safety concern by shoppers and business owners in Rotherham town centre.

"We will deal with beggars positively, signposting to the appropriate support, whilst maintaining public safety for all.

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"If you are subjected to abuse by beggars or see any, please call so we can remove the problem."

Call South Yorkshire Police on 101.

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