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County Lines Resource

Across the country, young people and vulnerable adults are being exploited by gangs to move and sell drugs on their behalf in suburban areas, market towns and coastal regions. This criminal activity is known as ‘county lines’, as young people travel to different regions where they’re unknown to the police and can therefore operate undetected. These young people can be as young as 10 and are often subjected to threats, violence, and sexual abuse by the gangs.

The Home Office has produced resources to help recognise the signs of these criminal activities.

Click to view the promotional materials: County lines: protecting vulnerable people from exploitation

Home Office guidance on County lines is available here.

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