Hull poster removed after backlash

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Published: Tuesday 17th February 2015 by The News Editor

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Hull Council has removed posters discouraging people from giving money to beggars, following numerous complaints.

“Beggars can,” the notice claimed, “be choosers.”

A homeless charity was among those unhappy with the message sent. policy director Matt Downie said that reconsidering the laws helping single homeless adults would be more useful than such posters.

Mr Downie added that giving cash to beggars should be left to individuals and they should not be treated like they are a nuisance.

The local authority said any harm or offence caused was unintentional after it put up the posters in areas where several homeless people were situated.

A city council spokesperson said it took down the poster – devised in 2012 – after receiving complaints. It said it had listened to feedback from its residents.

Norway sparked controversy recently with plans to imprison people who offered food, shelter or cash to beggars.

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Published: Tuesday 17th February 2015 by The News Editor

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