(London Daily Mail) Sharp concrete spikes are cropping up under China’s city bridges in a bid to stop homeless people from sleeping there.

Pictures of the lethal 20cm high barbs in Guangzhou have sparked online outrage with citizens angry that authorities are trying to ‘hide’ the homelessness problem. But the true purpose of the spikes has not been revealed.

This is because the area’s Bureau of City Management, Bureau of Transportation and Bureau of Construction have all denied responsibility for the work.

Note: Read our discussion guidelines before commenting.