Eldorado Posted April 2 #1 Share Posted April 2 (edited) More than 1,000 homeless people have been arrested for sleeping rough or begging since the government pledged to scrap the nearly 200-year-old Vagrancy Act, new figures show. Freedom of information responses from 29 police forces across England and Wales show officers have arrested 1,173 people since 2021 for offences under the archaic 19th-century act including “vagrant being found in or upon enclosed premises” and “begging and wandering around”. Ministers have been holding off removing the Vagrancy Act from the statute book until they draw up replacement laws, with legislation repealing the act lacking an implementation date. https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/uknews/thousands-of-homeless-people-arrested-under-archaic-vagrancy-act/ar-AA19nhW7? Vagrancy Act 1824 https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/Geo4/5/83/contents Edited April 2 by Eldorado 2 Top Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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