Manchester rough sleepers face fines of £100

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Rough sleepers in Manchester could be hit with fines of £100 in a crackdown on anti-social behaviour.

Manchester City Council said plans for a new Public Space Protection Order would make the city safer.

The council said it would only issue fines where there was a "wilful refusal to co-operate", in situations such as being asked to move from a doorway.

Opposition leader John Leech described the proposal as "social cleansing" and vowed to oppose it.

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