“Suffolk Police and partner agencies in Bury St Edmunds are launching a joint ‘Your Kindness Could Kill’ campaign to address the issue of begging in the town.
A number of individuals were identified as being responsible for these issues, the majority of which were found to have drug or alcohol dependencies and were begging to fund their habits.
Police in the town have been working with partner agencies regarding the welfare of these individuals, including St Edmundsbury Borough Council and Our Bury St Edmunds Business Improvement District (BID), along with alcohol and drug support organisations and social housing providers.
As part of the strategy to deal with the issue and to raise awareness among the general public, ‘Your Kindness Could Kill’ posters will be put up in begging hotspot areas around the town.”
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