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Panorama tracks the family of boy who begs in Britain

Panorama's John Sweeney traced a young boy who begs on the streets of London back to his family's home town in Romania. He discovers that his relatives drive a BMW and own two homes, including a luxury villa.

He wanted to ask the little boy's relatives why the four-year-old spends long days begging in Britain.

Panorama: Britain's Child Beggars, BBC One, Wednesday, 19 October at 21:00 BST and then available in the UK on the iPlayer


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