In 2014 Reya launched London Live‘s flagship TV strand ‘Platform 8’ with an hour-long documentary investigating the issue of begging on London streets.
In ‘Beggar Off‘ Reya tries to work out who are the con artists and who is in genuine need.
She spends time in a shelter to figure out what help is out there for those who have hit on hard times, as well as meeting ex-beggars who have turned their lives around.
Reya also explores the issue of begging gangs with a human trafficking expert.
Determined to find out how easy it is to make money out of Londoners, she hits the streets and has a go at begging herself.
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