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Aberdeen begging by-law consultation backed

A by-law outlawing begging in Aberdeen has taken a step forward.

Councillors voted by a majority to proceed with a consultation on the controversial issue.

A previous attempt to establish similar legislation in the city - considered by councillors in February - failed.

At that time, the homelessness charity Aberdeen Cyrenians said it would only worsen the problems of the vulnerable.

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