Beggars becoming a nuisance, say business owners

Beggars becoming a nuisance, say business owners

Begging throughout Coleraine town centre has become a serious problem in recent weeks which is affecting visitors and locals who often feel threatened into handing over money.

A number of business owners have said that the beggars have become a nuisance and are affecting their business.  

One business owner said, “They are a menace, I constantly have to chase them away because they bother our customers and I feel they harass them.”

In a statement this morning a PSNI spokesperson said "Police received reports of anti-social behaviour in the Bridge Street area of Coleraine on Tuesday (29th March) and Wednesday (30th March).

"Officers attended and three people were spoken to.  No offences were detected.

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