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Olympic ?¢‚ǨÀúflood?¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢ adds to street population

 
May 10th 2012
 

 

April saw the mainstream press running stories about Eastern European migrants “flooding” into London in anticipation of the Olympics, arriving as beggars, pickpockets and prostitutes.

The Independent reported that some “are understood to have come armed with Google Map print-outs of Marble Arch, which has drawn crowds of rough sleepers in recent weeks.”

A councillor in Westminster City Council, Nickie Aiken, told the paper: “There are no effective border controls on those coming into the UK and making their way to Victoria coach station and we are paying the price of that with a sudden influx of eastern European rough sleepers - especially Romanians - around Marble Arch.”

• If any readers in London have experience of this ‘flood’ please email news@thepavement.org.uk

 
 
 

May 2012

 

Contents

Support worker with first-hand experience

Award for Birmingham-based catering company

Birmingham homes to serve those who served

Film club comes to Birmingham

Forgotten Vintage ?¢‚Ǩ?ìdidn?¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢t intend to offend?¢‚Ǩ¬ù

Rough sleeper bids to become Edinburgh councillor

Housing bills rings the changes

Asylum seekers left out in the cold

Homeless drop “not credible”

Homeless footballer transforms lives

Keith Maloney

Olympic ?¢‚ǨÀúflood?¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢ adds to street population

Man in hole moves for Olympics

A night in the cells

Florida homeless paper?¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢s editor dead

Cornish man sparks air sea rescue

Homeless residents sue US city

Croydon wasn?¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢t an isolated case

Emmaus man walking to Paris

Homeless soldiers?¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢ charity criticised for BNP links

Homeless candidate steps down from Orlando election race

US hotspots surveyed

 

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