Melksham shoppers blighted by beggar problem

A 19-year-old was arrested earlier this year

A 19-year-old was arrested earlier this year

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Police in Melksham are continuing to target beggars in the High Street, after a series of complaints from shoppers.

A 19-year-old man was arrested under the Vagrancy Act in January, and the issue has now been made a priority by the Neighbourhood Policing Team.

Beat Manager PC Kane Fulbrook-Smith said: “Members of the public and local businesses should not be subjected to pestering and loitering behaviour from certain individuals, and as such robust and positive action will be taken against them.

"This sort of behaviour also falls within the realms of anti social behaviour and NPT urge the public to report any incidents they may have witnessed and been subject of.”

Anyone who experiences any problems can call 101, or 999 if they are subjected to threatening behaviour.

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8:01pm Fri 28 Mar 14

eureka+ says...

the alley way opposite WHSmith in Trowbridge and other parts of the town are no different, although the police seem to eventually get them to move on.
the alley way opposite WHSmith in Trowbridge and other parts of the town are no different, although the police seem to eventually get them to move on. eureka+
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