A note from a homeless man has been posted on the shutters of a shop in Preston city centre.Advertisement
Reading ‘Sorry’ the note explains he has cleared up after spending the night in the doorway of Scotts in Fishergate.
The note comes as a crackdown on people begging in Preston has begun.
Hand-written and on a ripped piece of cardboard the note says ‘Sorry. Just a note to say sorry for sleeping in your doorway.
“I was moved on from everywhere I slept. Thank you for not throwing my things away. Most people would. I’ve moved the rubbish.
“Thank you so much. I’m actually homeless. From Chris.”
BBC North West Tonight followed up Blog Preston’s story and went down to the shop to speak to the staff member who found the note.
Preston Police revealed on Thursday that Preston City Council had issued five community protection warning letters to people found begging on the streets who they say have a home and are claiming benefits.
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The Off The Street fund, with money going to the Foxton Centre, can be donated to by texting 700 70 with the letters ‘OFTS 99’ followed by the amount.
Or there’s a dedicated Off The Streets section on the Foxton Centre website, and you can also make a donation – either financial, or otherwise.