'Aggressive beggar' issued community protection warning
- Credit: Wisbech Tweet
A 55-year-old woman from Wisbech was issued a community protection warning after complaints of aggressive begging in and around the town centre.
It comes after one resident posted a warning about being careful in town on the Facebook page Wisbech Discussion Forum.
They said: "I just went to the cash machine and was approached by a woman begging for money.
"She wouldn't take no for an answer and looked like she was reaching to grab my wallet - but she wasn't fast enough.
"I was big enough to handle it but had this been an older person, things might have been different."
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Another person replied to the post and identified the woman, writing that she is "just out of prison" and that "police know her".
They added: "She was jailed twice recently for getting aggressive when people refused to give her money."
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The order was given by neighbourhood officers who say they are also liaising with partner agencies to ensure the female is adequately supported.
For further information, and to report anti-social behaviour, visit www.cambs.police.uk/informat.../anti-social-behaviour