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A busker from Leeds has hit out at a local council which he claims has been "heavy handed" in a row over street trading.
Jonny Walker, who plays in York, says council officials have suspended his busking permit for illegally selling CDs without paying the forty pounds fee for permission to do so. But he insists he only asks for voluntary donations.
York Council says it takes a "balanced approach to support appropriate street trading' and said Mr Walker was "well aware" of the implications of street trading without a licence.
York Council says it's "complicated" and confirmed they are investigating.
A busker in York is campaigning for greater support to be given to street performers after he says he faced "heavy handed" treatment from council officials. Jonny Walker was displaying a sign offering his CDs for a suggested contribution.
York Council charges performers £40 a day to sell CDs to the public. He says council officials accused him of street trading and threatened to take away his busking permit.