Homeless Roma Gypsies Urged to Leave London

Politics » BULGARIA IN EU | July 21, 2013, Sunday // 10:05| Views: | Comments: 0
Bulgaria: Homeless Roma Gypsies Urged to Leave London Residents have complained about anti-social behaviour. Photo by BBC

Police and immigration officers have broken up a camp set up in London's Marble Arch by a group of Roma, BBC reported.

It follows complaints from residents over begging and anti-social behaviour.

The fifty rough-sleepers are from Romania, but local officials managed to convince just twenty of them to return home since by European law the Roma could stay for up to 90 days.

Those who agreed to return to Romania voluntarily will be put on a flight free of charge, paid for by the British Government.

But London officials fear that those who leave will come back.

Nik Ward, from Rough Sleeping Services at Westminster Council, said one man told him that it was better to have nothing in London than it was to have nothing in Romania.

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