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The hard, cold life of Britain's child beggars

Panorama's John Sweeney meets some of the many Romanian Gypsy children who spent long days and cold nights begging on the streets of London.

The programme then catches up with some of the children's families in Romania to ask why they are forcing them to beg for a living.

Panorama: Britain's Child Beggars is available in the UK on the BBC iPlayer.

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