'Numerous' reports of people begging in Chesterfield town centre

Begging is an offence under the law.
Begging is an offence under the law.

Police say they have received 'numerous' reports of people begging in Chesterfield town centre today.

As a result, a dispersal order has been introduced in the town centre enabling officers to banish beggars from the area.

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A spokesperson for Chesterfield Safer Neighbourhood Team said: "Four individuals have already been dispersed.

"Please continue to report it to us on 101."

It is an offence to beg in a public place.