Homeless spikes installed in the city centre designed to stop people sleeping rough have been removed after an outcry from M.E.N. readers.
The pointed barriers were installed in an area outside an office block in Pall Mall Court which is often used by rough sleepers.
The building’s owners refused to comment on the spikes – but they were condemned as ‘draconian’ and ‘inhumane’ after the M.E.N. highlighted the move on Friday.
Now, it seems the owners of the building have had a change of heart.
This afternoon, they were no long visible in the covered area which is just off King Street.
GVA, the company which manages Pall Mall Court, has been approached for comment.
Since the M.E.N. highlighted the spikes last week council leaders and campaigners have hit out at the move – and one Prestwich family staged an unusual protest.
Mum Jenny Platt and her friends and family visited the site on Sunday to cover …