Beware of professional beggers on Southall Broadway.
All the beggers on Southall Broadway are professionals. They work all day - 7 days a week. If you don't see them, they have merely moved elsewhere temporarily.
The Bosnians are the worst. Remember the Bosnian conflict. All the women and children of one large clan/family have have begging ever since.
Normally you spot 5 or 6 of them at a time.
No able bodied Bosnian man can be seen begging. They know what they would get.
To get your sympathy, women carry children (not neccessarily theirs own).
To make sure you don't ignore them, they will approach ever one.
Police warning of reporting them to social services for putting children/babies at risk have little affect.
The local residents can spot these parasites a mile off.
Only visitors/shoppers fall for their scams.