Met Police remove 374 names from gangs matrix – BBC News

Posted February 17th, 2020 in data protection, gangs, news, ombudsmen, police, statistics by sally

‘The Metropolitan Police has removed 374 people from its gangs matrix after the UK’s data watchdog found it breached data protection laws.’

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BBC News, 15th February 2020

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British woman repeatedly trafficked for sex after Home Office failures – The Guardian

‘A young and highly vulnerable British sex trafficking victim was re-trafficked by county lines drug gangs on multiple occasions after the Home Office repeatedly refused to fulfil its legal obligation to provide her with safe accommodation.’

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The Guardian, 16th February 2020

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Fly-tipping: Organised crime behind large rise – BBC News

Posted February 13th, 2020 in gangs, local government, news, penalties, waste by tracey

‘Organised criminal gangs are being blamed for the continued rise of large fly-tipping incidents across England.’

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BBC News, 13th February 2020

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Child sexual exploitation: ‘Everything we said was viewed with suspicion’ – The Guardian

‘Parents of children sexually exploited by criminal gangs can be blamed for not preventing abuse, report finds.’

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The Guardian, 29th January 2020

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Kamali Gabbidon-Lynck: Fight breaks out in court as killers jailed – BBC News

Posted January 28th, 2020 in attempted murder, gangs, murder, news, offensive weapons, public order, sentencing by tracey

‘Violence broke out at the Old Bailey as five gang members were jailed for murdering a man in a knife attack.’

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BBC News, 27th January 2020

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‘Disjointed’ policing hampering efforts to tackle county lines exploitation, watchdog finds – The Independent

Posted January 10th, 2020 in children, drug offences, drug trafficking, gangs, news, ombudsmen, police, young offenders by tracey

‘Disjointed policing and a lack of coordination between forces are worsening the issue of county lines drugs gangs exploiting children, a government watchdog has warned.’

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The Independent, 10th January 2020

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County lines: Call to review ‘criminal abuse’ of pay-as-you-go phones – BBC News

‘The government has been urged to consider imposing restrictions on pay-as-you-go mobile phones to prevent county lines drug gangs using them.’

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BBC News, 10th January 2020

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Ayoub Majdouline jailed for murder of 14-year-old Jaden Moodie – The Guardian

Posted December 19th, 2019 in drug trafficking, gangs, murder, news, sentencing, young offenders by sally

‘A teenager has been sentenced to life imprisonment for being part of a gang who hunted down and stabbed 14-year-old Jaden Moodie in in an attack linked to a drug feud.’

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The Guardian, 18th December 2019

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‘Modern slave’, 19, convicted of murder of Jaden Moodie, 14 – The Guardian

Posted December 12th, 2019 in drug trafficking, gangs, murder, news, offensive weapons by tracey

‘A teenager who had been classed as a “modern slave” has been convicted of murdering a child as part of a drugs feud.’

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The Guardian, 11th December 2019

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Illegal steroid operation gang jailed over £65m distribution – BBC News

Posted November 15th, 2019 in conspiracy, drug offences, drug trafficking, gangs, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A group of men who ran an operation worth more than £65m distributing illegal steroids have been jailed.’

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BBC News, 14th November 2019

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Rochdale road rage peacemaker’s axe attackers jailed – BBC News

Posted October 21st, 2019 in assault, conspiracy, gangs, news, sentencing, violent disorder, wounding by sally

‘A tree surgeon nearly died in a “barbaric” axe attack when a road rage dispute turned a street into a battleground, a court heard.’

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BBC News, 18th October 2019

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Dog thieves are not being pursued by police as £500 rule leaves pets languishing as low priority, say campaigners – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 17th, 2019 in animal cruelty, animals, criminal justice, dogs, gangs, news, police, sentencing, statistics, theft by sally

‘Dogs may be our best friends and their unwavering loyalty priceless but thefts of them are not being pursued by police because most are worth under £500 and so rated a minor low level crime, say campaigners.’

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Daily Telegraph, 16th October 2019

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Gang member jailed for 15 years for ‘ride-out’ and running drugs line from prison – Crown Prosecution Service

‘A member of one of Waltham Forest’s organised crime groups who took part in ‘ride-out’ against a rival gang before going on to run a drugs line from inside prison, has been jailed for 15 years.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 11th October 2019

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Number of British modern slavery victims up 72% in a year, figures show – The Independent

Posted October 14th, 2019 in children, drug trafficking, forced labour, gangs, news, statistics by tracey

‘The number of British people identified as modern slavery victims has surged by 72 per cent in a year, according to figures, fuelling concerns about “county lines” drugs gangs and other forms of labour exploitation.’

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The Independent, 14th October 2019

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Magistrates raise concerns over county lines defence ‘loophole’ – The Guardian

‘A legal defence for children who claim they are being exploited by county lines drug gangs needs to be monitored more closely, the Magistrates’ Association has warned.’

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The Guardian, 6th October 2019

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Concerns raised over prosecution of trafficked British children – The Guardian

‘The children’s commissioner is raising concerns with the Crown Prosecution Service about young victims of human trafficking being prosecuted rather than protected, following a Guardian investigation.’

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The Guardian, 19th September 2019

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County lines epidemic blamed as number of children missing or linked to drugs gangs doubles – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 16th, 2019 in children, drug trafficking, gangs, missing persons, news by tracey

‘County lines drug networks have been blamed for a huge spike in the number of children identified as having links to gangs, after the figure more than doubled in three years.

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Daily Telegraph, 15th September 2019

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Albanian crime boss who ran multi-million pound drugs racked ordered to pay only £14,380 – Daily Telegraph

‘An Albanian drugs kingpin who ran a multi-million pound cocaine racket only has to pay back £14,380 after the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) requested a “risible” sum, a judge has complained.’

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Daily Telegraph, 4th September 2019

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Gang guilty of London to Cornwall county lines drug operation – The Guardian

Posted September 4th, 2019 in children, conspiracy, drug trafficking, gangs, news, young offenders by sally

‘Seven gang members have been found guilty of running a sophisticated county lines operation in which heroin and crack cocaine were shipped from London to Cornwall with vulnerable young people exploited to sell drugs.’

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The Guardian, 3rd September 2019

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‘Chicken shop’ drug gangs recruit children with food, inquiry finds – The Guardian

Posted August 12th, 2019 in children, drug trafficking, gangs, news, offensive weapons, select committees by tracey

‘Criminal “chicken shop gangs” are recruiting children to deal drugs with the offer of free food, a parliamentary investigation has found. So-called chicken shop grooming was described in written evidence submitted to the youth select committee, which is investigating the UK’s knife crime epidemic.’

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The Guardian, 12th August 2019

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