Coventry & Warwickshire

Five people arrested in Coventry for begging

Five people have been arrested for begging as part of a police crackdown.

Undercover officers have been operating in Coventry city centre and making arrests when they were asked for money.

To charge beggars with the offence, police need evidence from a person who has been asked for money, police said.

A 31-year-old man was fined £65 and two others, aged 30 and 31, spent two nights in custody. A 27-year-old woman and man, aged 24, have yet to be dealt with, a spokesman said.

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