The number of rough sleepers in the British capital London has shown a record increase to reach more than 2,000, according to new data.

Data from the Combined Homelessness and Information Network (CHAIN) shows 3,985 people slept on the streets between this July and September, including some 2,069 new rough sleepers, showing a 50% increase.

The CHAIN figures also show that 22 people join the rough sleepers every day in the city, a number suggesting a new person becomes homeless every 2 hours.

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