Under newly launched rules, homeless people in Hackey, London, can now be fined up to £1,000 for sleeping on the street.
The ‘Public Space Protection Order’ bans anyone from sleeping in public places. The order allowed a £100 on the spot fine that can be raised up to £1,000 in a court.
Hackey Council has not made any mention of how they expect some of the most vulnerable members of society to pay the fines. Council members are obviously pissed off at having to look at tramps from their sky pools and decided they’re probably faking the whole homeless thing and their boxes are padded with £50 notes.
Matt Downie, a spokesperson for homeless charity Crisis told the Metro: “These individuals need additional support to leave homelessness behind, and any move to criminalise sleeping rough could simply create additional problems to be overcome.”