A Lincoln High Street beggar with no legs featured in a Channel 5 documentary called Gypsies on Benefits and Proud, last night.
Viorel Dinu, 25, is an accordion player who lost his legs in a train accident when he was only seven years old and now gets around on a skateboard.
Claiming £750 a month in benefits, the programme showed how in Romania Viorel had to beg to get by, but is now enjoying a much better life in Lincoln thanks to British benefits.
Mr Dinu, who has lived in the UK since late 2011, said: “I’m originally from Romania and I lost my legs through a train accident.
“I played on a train track and got run over.
Mr Dinu added: “I like Lincoln. The people here are nice and friendly."
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