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Boris Johnson Walks Past Homeless Person As He Talks Of 'Vibrance And Glory' Of Croydon

17/01/2013 14:52 | Updated 30 January 2013

Boris Johnson announced that £1bn will be pumped into Croydon on Thursday, in a redevelopment plan that will see a new Westfield set up in the South London borough.

The Mayor's rhetoric of confident investment and future prosperity might have been fine oratory but during a photo walkabout he was confronted with evidence of the poverty on Britain's streets.

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Someone living rough with his dog looks up to see Boris walking on

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Homeless person in South London looks on as Boris walks past

In December, charity Crisis warned homelessness in England has risen by nearly a quarter, and is even higher in London.

The Mayor's office told the Huffington Post UK that Boris Johnson did not speak with any rough sleepers whilst in Croydon.

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