Police take possessions away from homeless people in Windsor.

Remember the outrage over plans by the local council to move homeless people out of Windsor before the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle?

The plan by Tory councillors led to claims that activists would bus homeless people into the area before being defeated when the police refused to do it.

Then the council decided to impose a £1,000 fine on homelessness.

Now – well, taste the irony in the following report when you compare it with what has happened since. Here’s the BBC:

Homeless people will not be moved on ahead of the royal wedding, according to a senior police officer.

It comes after the leader of Windsor & Maidenhead council called on police to tackle an “epidemic of rough sleeping and vagrancy” before the ceremony.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are due to marry at St George’s Chapel in Windsor at 12:00 BST on Saturday.

Thames Valley Police Supt Jim Weems said it “takes a very compassionate approach to homelessness”.

And it’s true – homeless people aren’t being moved.

Instead, police are taking all their possessions away.

So much for the compassionate approach!

It makes a mockery of Prince Harry’s work to tackle the stigma of mental health problems. Poor mental health is both a cause and a consequence of homelessness, and this action by the police is an insult to the Prince’s work and makes him – through no fault of his own, one hopes – a hypocrite.

This Writer looks forward to a Royal wedding in which the activists have made good their threat and lined the streets with the homeless these so-called authorities are trying to hide.

At shop fronts and bus stops next to Windsor Castle, footage showed the possessions of some of the street homeless people being put into sealed plastic bags and taken away in a police van.

They have been told the bags, which were filled with bedding, books and magazines, will be kept in storage until Monday.

Police said today they were offering the homeless an opportunity to store their items until after the big day.

In [a] video filmed in Windsor, one homeless man who was made to pack away his possessions says: “There was big speak on the TV about the homeless being helped but when they said helped they meant removed.”

Source: Police have started removing homeless people’s sleeping bags in Windsor | Metro News


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