Homeless people face being criminalised in an east London borough due to a ban on anti-social behaviour, a charity has warned.

Under the new Public Space Protection Order in force in Hackney, police and council officers have the power to stop activities deemed anti-social – including begging and sleeping rough.

Those who are found to be breaking the rules could be handed a £100 fixed penalty notice, or fined as much as £1,000.
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