Homeless man jailed for a week for begging in Belfast

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A homeless man who admitted begging in Belfast has been jailed for a week after being unable to pay a fine.

Piotr Dabrowski, 58, could not pay the £80 imposed for the offence when he appeared at the city's Magistrates Court.

The district judge refused to give him a conditional discharge saying he had two other begging convictions and that it was clear they had not deterred him.