A HOMELESS man has been fined £5 for begging in the street.
Mark Baldwin has been repeatedly arrested for the offence.
The 31-year-old was given a conditional discharge by the courts for begging, all over Portsmouth, in April.
But on August 3 he was caught again, in Cosham High Street.
He pleaded guilty to the offence when he appeared at Portsmouth Magistrates’ Court.
This time he was fined £5 and told to pay £15 in costs within two weeks.