Paul Marinko 14 May 2024

Government waters down rough sleeping legislation

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The Government has watered down plans to criminalise rough sleeping following a Tory backbench rebellion.

But while the new legislation will not now include criminal offences for rough sleepers causing a ‘nuisance’ by exhibiting an ‘excessive smell’ or for simply sleeping in a doorway, police will still to be able to take action against such things as harassment and antisocial behaviour.

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