'Numerous' reports of people begging in Chesterfield town centre

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

Saturday, 1st June 2019, 4:25 pm
Begging is an offence under the law.

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

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

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It is an offence to beg in a public place.