~ Paulo Da Silva

Paulo Da Silva, 48, from Portugal.

” I have lived in London for the best part of my life.

Two years ago I lost my home.

I am homeless and I get arrested regularly.

Police don’t care! I try to sell my art on the street but they don’t care. No one does. ‘You should rot in a corner!’ they say.

I can’t sell my art, I can’t beg so I commit crime. Shoplifting mostly.

Do I want to do it? Hmm . . . what do you think? “