Tory council is slammed for putting up posters urging the public NOT to give to the homeless – in case they live in hostels and are already on benefits

A Tory council is facing criticism after putting up posters which urge people not to give money to homeless street sleepers because they may be fakes.

The poster in question was created by Gloucester city council and reads: ‘Are you really helping homeless people? In some cases the people you see sleeping rough are not really homeless. They are in accommodation receiving support and benefits.’

No offense to the genuinely homeless but anyone remember Shaky Lady?