London 2012: Cardiff Olympic homeless row


A homeless charity has hit back at claims that people sleeping rough on the streets of Cardiff should be arrested so visitors to the Olympic Games do not get a bad impression of the Welsh capital.

The Cardiff Retail Partnership had said a by-law dating back to the 1800s should be used to rid the streets of homeless people.

But Richard Edwards of Huggard, which has opened a new homeless centre in the city, said criminalising homeless people did very little to integrate them back into society.

Matt Murray reports.

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