LONDON’S homeless are to be dealt with using birds of prey.
The scheme will target a number of spots favoured by rough sleepers, with large, hungry buzzards stationed near the alcoves of residential buildings, on park benches, and in churches.
Wayne Hayes, 39, from Stockwell said: “The homeless have had things their own way for far too long. A bit of gouging from a buzzard or two and they’ll go and find proper homes straight away, I expect.”
If the scheme is successful, buzzards may be rolled out to other areas popular with the homeless, such as night buses.
Mayor Boris Johnson said: “Buzzards aren’t picky. Homeless people, buskers, small dogs. I’m confident that Londoners will embrace the buzzard as the perfect symbol of our city.”