"Widespread exploitation" revealed - statement on county lines police operation

  • By Gemma Kappala-R...

Commenting on the national police crackdown on county lines, Cllr Nickie Aiken, London Councils’ Executive member for Schools and Children’s Services said:

“These investigations have revealed how widespread exploitation of vulnerable young people is a disturbing feature of county lines. Too many children are being recruited as drug mules or human shields for county lines drug dealers.

“London boroughs are determined to do their utmost to protect young people from this terrible fate and raise awareness of this peril among local communities.”