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Police say kind-hearted residents 'killing' beggars with kindness

Laura Kearns 17th May, 2017

POLICE are urging kind-hearted residents to support local charities instead of the homeless.

Officers say beggars are being ‘killed with kindness’ as they often use the money on drugs or alcohol.

A spokesman said: “Your well-meaning action could be causing more harm than good as often the money is used to fund drug or alcohol addiction.

“To truly help those in need please consider giving to local homeless organisations instead.

“They are all committed to helping provide assistance, shelter or longer term solutions.”

Leamington organisations include:

Helping Hands – 12 Gloucester Street – 01926 732118

Salvation Army – 1A Chapel Street – 01926 883613

Leamington Night Shelter – Radford Road Church – 07718683531

ESH Works – 9 Althorpe Street – 01926 889356

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