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Leeds bulldog charity homeless food handouts told to stop

A business owner from Leeds has been told to stop handing out soup and bread to rough sleepers in the city.

Dion Smith uses his pet bulldog Lulu to raise money for his charitable work and has been giving free food to the homeless from his shop doorstep in the Corn Exchange since January.

But last week he was told to stop by a volunteer street warden because "it was intimidating people".

Leeds Business Improvement District (BID), which promotes the city, said its wardens had acted upon concerns raised by another retailer and charity.

BBC News's Cathy Booth reports.

  • 19 Apr 2016