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It is a criminal offence to beg in a public place.

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Victim/Witness
I want to report a beggar
You want to report a beggar in the street or outside your home or business
I want to report an aggressive beggar
You want to report a beggar acting aggressively  in the street or outside your home or business
I am concerned about a beggar
You are worried that a beggar may need help or support
I want to report a beggar cleaning windscreens
You want to report a beggar cleaning car windscreens for money at traffic lights
There are witnesses
Someone saw the incident happen
I don't think there are any witnesses
You don't know if anyone saw what happened
Your situation
This has happened more than once
This isn't the first time that the person has been begging, or begging has taken place in the area
The beggar is committing other offences
The beggar is committing other offences while begging such as damaging property
I do not speak English very well
English is not your first language and you may have difficulties discussing your concerns
The person who did this
I know who this is
You have details of, or know who the beggar is
I don’t know who is begging but I have a description
You have a description of what the beggar looks like or what they were wearing
Someone I know has details about the beggar
Someone believes they have information about the beggar
Evidence
There is video footage or photos of the beggar
You may have CCTV, video or images of the beggar
There are verbal or written comments
The suspect said something, or wrote something
I don’t know if there is any evidence
You are unsure if there is evidence that can help with the investigation
Concerns
This is affecting my mental or physical health
You would like support following this incident
I want to remain anonymous
You do not want to provide your details
I don’t want to get them in trouble
You want to report a beggar but do not want to get them into trouble with police
Can I give the beggar money or food?
You want to help the beggar by giving them money, food or drink