There has been a rise in complaints regarding persons approaching members of the public for money. There have been several complaints from businesses that this anti-social behaviour is having a detrimental effect on visitors and shoppers to the city.
Issued 15 September, 2017
There have been several arrests in relation to Begging offences. One Main offender has been issued with a criminal behaviour order banning him from certain areas of the city centre. Another persistent offender has been charged with 5 offences and a Criminal behaviour order is being sought against him.
Actioned 12 December, 2017