Police tackle issue of homeless on Falmouth
THE police are looking at the issue of homeless people in Falmouth after concern was raised that some sleeping in shop doorways were upsetting staff.
Town councillor Allyson Biggins, who runs Edinburgh Woollen Mill, said the problem occurred mainly in the mornings.
"They are sleeping in doorways and get aggressive when you try to wake them at 8.30am," she said.
Sergeant Gary Watts, who was speaking at the town council meeting, said he was unaware of the current situation and urged people to tell him.
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"Last year they were going to Grove Place monument and patrols went down there moving them on.
"That did displace them a bit and if we are told about it we will deal with it, but I haven't heard about it.
"There is a huge concern around this time of year about their wellbeing and we are working with St Petroc's to make sure they are safe."
He urged traders to use the shop watch radio system to alert officers, or to call 101.
"Don't think you are bothering us. Let us deal with it before it becomes too big of an issue.
"We can also start to build up a picture of the problem."