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Begging tip-offs aid police efforts

POLICE have dealt with more than 6,700 instances of begging on city Metro lines since July, thanks to tip-offs from commuters through messaging services, officers said yesterday.

The Metro police’s official WeChat platform has received more than 4,000 reports of begging since April, with 1,000 dealt with, due to information provided by passengers. This can include pictures of beggars and train serial numbers.



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