It’s understood that yesterday dozens of people gave cash and generous donations of fresh food to a man posing as a “beggar” outside Sainsbury’s store in Windsor Road Penarth.
Later in the day most – possibly all – of the food he had given was found dumped in a bag near a waste bin outside Barclays Bank
Amongst the food items donated were “meal deals“, fresh fruit and even a portion of wrapped fish and chips – all of which were left untouched.
Some of the donors actually went to the trouble of buying food items specially for the “beggar”.
The pavement outside Sainsbury’s is regularly used a pitch by itinerant “musicians “ and even fake “sand artists” all of whom solicit for money.
There were no police officers to be seen in Windsor Road yesterday but there was a yellow-jacketed parking enforcement officer on duty who is employed as part of the joint arrangements between the Vale of Glamorgan and Bridgend County Borough Council .