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Tackling county lines and the exploitation of children

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This week's Force Focus column comes from Detective Chief Superintendent Mark Lay, and spells out the dangers posed by county lines drugs gangs.

"We know that these gangs are targeting children to do things like run drugs or store weapons.

"This includes girls as well as boys, with sexual exploitation also rife in many of these gangs.

"Ourselves and other agencies are working more closely than ever to combat this so-called child criminal exploitation inherent to county lines gangs.

"But over the summer holidays, when children have more free time, it is worth bearing in mind the risks that these gangs pose."

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